A few people have asked me for a list of resources for studying. For those of you still in Law school, still studying for the bar, or who need to try again, I tried putting together a comprehensive list (sorted Alphabetically and by Series) of the best Study Guides for the bar based on what I used, what my friends recommended, and what other lawyers I’ve spoken with advised. I’ve used all of these, and I think they really helped me with both Law School itself and the bar exam. In fact, If I were taking the exam in again (eg in different state), I’d probably use Sparkcharts and Emanuel all by themselves. You can find the list HERE (or click on one of the images below).
The others in this series are (in order):
Law School is starting, has started, or will start for all those newbie 1Ls who are arriving on the scene. On behalf of all of your seniors, I offer you welcome. To HELL. Okay, so I promise it won’t be like that forever, but the first few weeks are probably going to seem like you have entered the ninth level of Dante’s Horrors. Or perhaps they’ll start you off really light and leave you unsuspecting only to be thoroughly traumatized by greater difficulties later in the semester. So as a gift to you, I offer you a few tools that will help you on your way. They won’t take all the agony out of the process, but hopefully it will lighten your load at least a bit. I have at least 7 ready to post but I’m splitting them up for readability. The rest will come out staggered over the next few days. Good luck!
Commercial Study Aids
You’re going to hear a lot of people talking about commercial study aids, and without an explanation they can be kind of confusing. This title is given to a wide category of study guides published and sold by the major law-publishing companies. They can be everything from outlines to exam guides to flash cards and more. Usually they are intended to help you study for exams or offer general overviews of major legal subject. They won’t be specific to your professor, but they can help you better understand the topic when your prof goes off on tangents or just doesn’t explain himself/herself well. Since there are hundreds Continue reading