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We work with hundreds of students each bar exam administration to help them improve their Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) scores. We know what bar exam students struggle with. And we have created a new product—our MBE Guide—to help you improve your MBE score. Our MBE Guide illuminates some very tricky areas of law and covers some highly tested concepts—all in a readable and easy to understand format. We also give you strategies for how to approach specific topics so you are more likely to answer MBE questions right when you see those topics tested.
This MBE guide is not an encyclopedia of MBE law. It does not cover every topic in depth. Rather, it is more like a series of snapshots. We cover several areas that students do not understand or that commercial courses do not cover well, including:
>battle of the forms
>the difference between party admission and statement against interest
>“what is a wild animal and why do I always get trespasser questions wrong?”
>the dormant commerce clause
>how the automobile exception differs from the search incident to arrest exception
These are just some of the many areas the MBE Guide covers. A full list of topics can be found here. Besides clearing up some otherwise frustrating areas of law, we strive to help you remember what you learned. We include charts and diagrams. We have practice problems and hypotheticals. We do this all in 12 pages per subject. You can see the law in a different light in the amount of time it takes to watch your favorite Netflix show.
Not only do we work with students nationwide, we also partner with firms, including Am Law firms, and law schools, including top 10 law schools, to provide premier bar exam preparation. Our advice has been featured in Above the Law, the National Jurist, and even People magazine after Kim Kardashian gave us a shoutout on Instagram for our personalized bar exam questions!
Why purchase the MBE guide?
Review Common Topic Areas
Our MBE Guide does not cover every area of law. Instead, we focus on common topic areas that students have trouble with (and dedicate about 12 pages per subject to these areas of law).
Answer Multiple-Choice Questions
Our Guide contains multiple-choice questions and hypothetical questions written by JD Advising to illustrate strategies for specific topics as well as mistakes that students tend to make.
Simplify the Law
Our Guide is written in "layman's terms" to break down tricky concepts and make them easy to understand. We use understandable language and clear vocabulary to make sure our Guide makes sense!
Review Charts and Diagrams
Our Guide contains colorful charts and diagrams. You can see the full Contracts portion of the guide here. Many bar exam takers find it helpful to see the law broken down into charts and diagrams and say this alone boosts their score.
Electronic or Print Options
You can purchase the MBE Guide instantly electronically or in a hard copy format. The MBE guide is 90 pages (1 MB). The goal of the Guide is to give you tips and information so that you can answer at least one more question correctly per subject.
A 7-point guarantee
If you do not see your score increase seven points on the next practice exam you take after reviewing the MBE Guide, you can get your money back. (Note: please see details in the Details section below for the full terms!)
> Length: 90 pages long. It does not cover all topics, just some highly tested topics within each subject area.
> Score increase: If you purchase the guide, read it thoroughly, memorize the areas of law it instructs you to memorize, then you should see your score increase by at least 7 points. This is because the guide covers: (a) some of the highly tested areas of law on the MBE; and (b) areas of law that commercial bar review courses do not cover well but that still show up regularly on the MBE. If you just purchase the guide and never look at it or barely review it, probably not ;)
> Time commitment: If you just read it front to back, it would probably take about 10 minutes per subject. However, the best way to use the guide is to aim to spend about 40 minutes to 60 minutes per subject to not only read the guide but answer the problems, follow the instructions, and memorize the law.weekly to-do lists (if you sign up for 7+ sessions)
For the electronic guide: If within 30 days of purchasing the guide, you are not satisfied for any reason, you can get your money back by emailing us at [email protected] and requesting your money back. We will give you a full refund so long as the refund is requested within 30 days of purchase but no later than July 29, 2020, which is the day the MBE is administered. For the hard copy: If you choose the hard copy guide, you can get your money back so long as you notify us within 30 days of purchase that you are sending the guide back and within that 30 days you send the guide back to us at your expense. Either way, this must be before July 29, 2020. (We will give you a full refund as soon as we receive the guide.)
Ready to see your MBE score increase by seven points?
This guide was THE SINGLE BEST piece of material I feel I could have purchased to prep for the Ohio bar. I wish someone would have told me about it sooner. It was great; great tips, lots of help with problem areas, and I really think I got much more insight into the way to think about and approach MBE questions.