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I'm at the library preparing for the bar exam but decided to take a break to write this review. I'm only on the 2nd chapter and this book is by far better for me than the Critical Pass cards and the Barbri books. Critical Pass so far is just like Barbri's Conviser review but on flashcards: the sentence length and structure is a bit too long for a flashcard. My only wish for this Emanuel book is that it continued with the long-ish substantive law coverage of the remaining subjects . Emanuel clearly states that such coverage is for Consti and Civil only and the other areas will focus soley on exam tactics. He also states that his book is not intended to replace study of the substantive law. Instead, Emanuel refers you to his Law in a flash series but, at least from what I saw on Amazon, that series is a 2007 print. If they had 2019 and I had more time, and had known better, I would not have spent my time and money on Barbri or Critical Pass. They are not helping me the way Emanuel is; just my personal opinion. This author is keeping my interest and helping points stick thanks to his writing style and methods. The others put me to sleep! Oh, I would've loved to go to sleep to the Critical Pass' app but the audio isn't continous. One has to manually turn each page and then click on the audio button. It takes me a few clicks to activate the audio. To be fair to Barbri, however, I won't discount the role it played in terms of laying the foundation, which with any structure is a slow and arduous task.
I wish I had this Emanuel book sooner! Back to study! By the Power of Greyskull!
UPDATE 1. I wasn't happy that, at the start of the contract questions, the author disclosed, 'For ease of study, we've put all questions involving sales at the end of this section, beginning with question 45'. I initially felt it robbed me of the opportunity to effectivly learn how to decipher for myself which system of law applies from question 1 onwards. Nevertheless, the perceived advantage did not really materialize as I got only 14 of the first 25 questions correct. The answer explanations continue to impress me.