Staci here. Do people who went to lower-ranked law schools have an edge on other bar examinees in terms of subject matter mastery? After all, lower-ranked law schools tend to have a much heavier focus on bar-related courses than you’ll find at HYS, CCN, or other top-ranked law schools.
For example, at most second-tier law schools, you’ll find that the majority of these courses are mandatory (no ifs, ands, or buts about it): Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Property, Torts, and Evidence.
When it comes to studying for the bar exam, Sam E. Goldberg’s motto is “the dumber the better.” And if you’re having trouble with the New York CPLR, check out St. John’s Law professor Vincent Alexander’s performance:
Mr. Bar Exam is Sam E. Goldberg. He’s worked for the Howard Stern Show, where he appeared on the weekly intern show and spoke about gossip, and Maxim Radio, where he did man-on-the-street interviews and spoke regularly with the hosts of the show. Sam previously launched the S&M radio show (S&M stood for Sam and Michelle), and spoke about pop culture, with celebrity appearances such as Kim Kardashian. When he got kicked off the air on college radio, the show was picked up by Idobi radio, an iTunes radio show. Sam is a recent law school graduate. His full biography is available at Mr. Law School.