HOW TO PASS THE MICHIGAN BAR EXAM – THIRD EDITION
The Third Edition of our book on How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam is available to ship before May 5, 2019.
The book, How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam, is written Ashley Heidemann who received a score of 182 on the Michigan bar exam. She teaches a highly regarded course on the Michigan bar exam, and has a staff of private bar exam tutors and course instructors that have helped several students pass the Michigan bar exam and bar exams nationwide. The Third Edition of this book has been updated with updated one-sheets, additional past essay exams and model answers, an expanded MBE guide, and a new chapter by Sarah Garrison about the application process.
Note: If you attend University of Detroit Mercy School of Law or Wayne State University Law School then do not buy the book through this website as your school will offer it for free or a reduced price!
WHAT WILL I LEARN FROM THE BOOK
Our Third Edition of How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam, contains all of the Following:
- A brand new guide on the Michigan bar exam application process. This guide was written by Sarah Garrison from UDM law school and is extremely informative. We recommend every law student get this book before they apply for the Michigan bar!
- Secrets for studying smart for the Michigan bar exam. These strategies have helped many students spend their time effectively when studying for the bar exam. We include information on how to study, what to focus on – and, equally important, what not to focus on. We tell you how to pass the Michigan bar exam in the most efficient, least-stressful way!
- A step-by-step guide for writing high-scoring Michigan bar exam essays. This guide reveals how to structure your Michigan bar exam essay answers and how to think like an essay grader. We reveal vital tips on what to do and what not to do when you are answering an essay question.
- A time-tested method to improve your multiple choice (MBE) score. We provide an effective strategy for answering multiple choice questions correctly. This strategy will help students who are just starting to study for the bar exam, as well as students who get stuck choosing between two answer choices or who practice 100 questions a day and do not improve.
- MBE Strategies by Subject. Our second edition has approximately 70 pages worth of MBE strategies for the MBE subjects tested on the bar exam. We go through common mistakes that students make when approaching a subject, as well as how to avoid them. We have expanded this section in our third edition and it is now about twice as long as the section in our second edition. (Note: it is the same as the MBE guide on our website, so do not purchase the MBE guide if you purchase this book!)
- Twenty four “one-sheets” that condense the most highly-tested areas of law for each of the potential Michigan bar exam essay subjects into one sheet, each. These “one-sheets” provide an invaluable, concise overview for each of the Michigan bar exam essay subjects. They are detailed and specific to the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam. We composed them by reading the past 25 years’ worth of Michigan bar exam essays and narrowing down the most highly-tested issues into one sheet per subject. It is incredible how much overlap there is between what is on the one-sheets and what is tested on the essay exam. If you want to see how much we accurately predict in our one-sheets, please see this post on how much the one-sheets predicted what would be tested on the July 2015 Michigan bar exam. You can also see a sample of a one-sheet on our product page here.
- Essay questions, model answers, as well as actual graded student answers for exams from July 2014 Michigan essay exam to July 2018. This is a sampler of exams so not every exam is included. We also include our commentary on the student answers to show you what students did well and what you can do to write even better essay answers.
The How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam book costs $249.99, which includes tax and shipping.
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Thank you for publishing that wonderful book! After failing before, I finally passed. And as I left the exam after the first day I thought to myself “if I pass, it is because of those one page JD Advising sheets!” I am a single, working mom who is very committed to her kids; it’s simply not possible for me to cram like other bar examinees. Those one page sheets made it manageable. You helped me prioritize my limited time. I just literally could not memorize everything Barbri expected (where does one with limited time even start when they stress we should know everything!?!?) but I could memorize those sheets. Also, your tips on how to structure the essays were immensely helpful. Even the basics about the exam and other study programs were really eye-opening. I was so angry when I learned Barbri just made up their own questions! I bought the MBE book you recommended in your book (Emanuel I think?) so I could study ACTUAL questions. That helped enormously as well.
All I can say is that you are amazing. I purchased your huge Michigan Bar book very late in my Bar prep, and I have to tell you that I truly believe that it is what bolstered my confidence and pushed my score to the mark of “passing.” YOUR OUTLINES gave me EXACTLY what I needed to crystalize the law into succinct rules of law. -July 2017 Bar Exam taker
The only thing worse than failing the bar exam is failing the bar exam multiple times. Unfortunately, that’s where I found myself in October 2015, as it was then that I learned that I failed the Michigan Bar Exam for the third time. Increasingly desperate, I came to the realization that BarBri wasn’t cutting it. While BarBri and other heavily regimented prep courses work for some people, it was not helpful for someone working full-time. I didn’t have the time or the mental wherewithal to sit through scores of three-hour lectures. I firmly believe that purchasing Ashley Heidemann’s How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam was the reason that I passed the February 2016 Michigan Bar Exam.
I found Ashley’s multiple choice tips to be helpful. The real payoff, however, was the invaluable essay section. True to its description, How to Pass contains “[t]wenty four ‘one-sheets’ that condense the most highly-tested areas of law for each of the potential Michigan bar exam essay subjects into one sheet.” These one-sheets concisely and conveniently present vital information in a digestible form. So, when the Board of Law Examiners tests seldom-studied areas of law (as it did in February 2016 when Agency and Conflicts of Law were tested), test-takers will be prepared. They will, of course, be better prepared for heavily tested areas of law, too. In short, I highly recommend How to Pass to anyone sitting for the Michigan Bar Exam—it’s a must-have.