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The Key to Passing the UBE/MEE on Your First Try?

Knowing What to Study.

SmartBarPrep’s Essay Prep Outline is the most Efficient and Effective Way to Study for the Uniform Bar Exam Essays

Are you avoiding studying for the essay portion of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) because it seems harder to prepare for than the multiple choice section? DON’T. You’re risking failure, and avoidance really isn’t necessary. This study guide simplifies the preparation process by showing you how to focus on the rules that are most frequently tested.

The SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline contains model answers to ALL 558 RULES previously tested on the Uniform Bar Exam essays in the last 45 examinations…AND reveals how often each rule has appeared in the past. That is an extraordinary 23 YEARS of exams and 334 ESSAY QUESTIONS analyzed for your advantage. 

PLUS, additional rules are included for the six traditional MBE subjects (Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts) since these subjects have only been tested on the essays since July 2007!

The Secret Behind SmartBarPrep

My name is Matthew Bates and I’m the attorney behind SmartBarPrep. I passed the NY bar exam on my first try, which I was thrilled about. What I wasn’t pleased with were the ordinary review materials that I had purchased from the big name bar review companies. They were seriously lacking in helping prepare for the essay portion of the exam.

The problem with most preparation materials is that they don’t do enough hard research using ACTUAL exams. The typical bar exam outline or study guide tells you every rule imaginable but does not provide any clear guide as to what rules matter most.

It got me thinking…could I do better?

My answer, SmartBarPrep’s Essay Prep Outline and companion study guides, are based on the analysis of past Uniform Bar Exam/Multistate Essay Exam (UBE/MEE) essays.  It would take you over 1,000 hours of reading, analyzing, compiling, and drafting to equal the information at your fingertips in this study guide.

Here is the method used to create the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline:

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) releases past exam questions along with model answers for each question approximately 3 months after the exam. This has allowed SmartBarPrep to compile statistics from the last 45 UBE/MEE Exams (February 1995 to February 2017) by analyzing every issue and rule that was included.  Every topic ever tested on the UBE/MEE essays is compiled here!  In addition, when creating the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline, each rule was:

  • Written so it’s simple to understand with important points emphasized.
  • UPDATED specifically for the July 2017 bar exam with the most current law.
  • Analyzed for its FREQUENCY (how often each rule has been tested in the past so you can prioritize and study the most frequently tested rules first). That frequency is shown next to each rule.
  • UPDATED to include additional rules for the six subjects that have only been tested on the essays since July 2007!
  • UPDATED to include additional rules for the 2017 Real Property scope changes.

COMPREHENSIVE AND SUBSTANTIAL: SmartBarPrep’s Essay Prep Outline has over 200 pages of substance.  It covers ALL 15 subjects tested on the essay portion of the UBE/MEE Bar Exam.

“I passed the NY bar exam [UBE] this past February [2017]. I was working full time for an international law firm and preparing for the bar. Your work helped me a whole lot and do not know how to thank you enough for your great work. 90% of the issues I encountered at the NY bar exam were included in your document. Many thanks for the excellent work.”

–Maria Koliasta, UC Berkeley School of Law – LLM (Passed on 1st try).

Model Rule Statements for Each Rule

Knowing the frequency of each rule allows you to focus your precious study time. But what about how to answer? This study guide also provides model rule statements. So you’ll know exactly what to write on the day of the exam. The model rules are to the point, so you’ll have just what you need. No lengthy, wordy explanations to waste crucial prep time. Walk into exam day armed with confidence that you can ace the essay portion of the exam…

And it’s all in a concise format that keeps you focused and organized.

Sample Preview

Here is an excerpt from the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline:

Integrate our study guide with your bar review course

This study guide can be used to supplement bar exam review courses such as BarBri, Pieper, or Kaplan. The SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline integrates well with review courses because it is arranged in terms of frequency and topic, saving you the hassle of making index cards or other outlines.

A note about the price…
The SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline is valued at $200, but right now it is $124 – a savings of more than 30%. If you are like most preparing for the bar exam, you have spent thousands on a bar review course.  In comparison, this outline is truly a remarkable value.

Not only does this price include the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline, IT NOW INCLUDES:

  • BONUS # 1:  Condensed Attack Sheets that are 2-6 pages per subject so you can quickly review the most important rules.  The attack sheets contain condensed breakdowns of the Essay Prep Outline rules, and enable you to even further focus your studying, especially in the weeks right before the exam.
  • BONUS # 2:  Essay Frequency Analysis (Sorted by Frequency) that contains charts of the rules tested ordering the rules from the most tested to least tested BOTH by overall frequency and also by frequency within each subject. These charts also contain cross-references to the page numbers where the rules appear in the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline.

PLUS, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE YOUR STUDYING TO THE NEXT LEVEL,
WE NOW OFFER:

over 600 digital flashcards based off of the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline rules
in our Deluxe UBE/MEE Bar Exam Package

The flashcards can be used to reinforce your knowledge of the rules tested on the essays, and can be used on your phone or tablet to review rules on-the-go!

These digital flashcards are downloadable in PDF format, and instructions are included to load the flashcards onto your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Here is a breakdown of both the Standard and Deluxe Packages.

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The 80/20 Rule in Action

I’m a firm believer in the 80/20 Rule developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. In short, the 80/20 Rule says that in almost anything in life, only a few things (the 20 percent) are essential and the rest (the remaining 80 percent) are trivial.

Sounds like a nice theory, but can it be applied to the UBE/MEE essays?

It does, and we proved it.  We rolled up my sleeves and went through every shred of material released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) to see if our theory was true.

After going through every item they released in detail, I noticed patterns emerge. The most noticeable was that the bar examiners tested some material more frequently than others. For example, whenever a Civil Procedure question appeared we found that approximately forty (40%) percent of the time a component of the question dealt with the Diversity Subject Matter Jurisdiction rule.  Since this rule is tested frequently, it makes sense to spend more time memorizing it than, say, the Depositions rule, which appeared only once in the last 23 years.

Also in line with the 80/20 Rule, focusing 80 percent of your time and energy on the 20 percent of the rules of law that are tested most frequently will maximize your chances of passing. Don’t just work hard; work smart by focusing on the right things. That is exactly what the Essay Prep Outline and companion study guides do: They tell you what is most important and where to focus your efforts.

Here is a chart that shows just how often rules are repeated:

February 2017 92.0% Repeated
July 2016 64.8% (86.5%*) Repeated
February 2016 96.8% Repeated
July 2015 70.0% Repeated
February 2015 72.7% Repeated
July 2014 72.7% Repeated

*86.5% of the rules tested on the July 2016 MEE were contained in the July 2016 SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline, as the outline contains additional rules for the six traditional MBE subjects (Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts) since these subjects have only been tested on the essays since July 2007!

 

“I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the Essay Prep Outline. I studied that thing like crazy and nearly all of the issues on the essays came from it.”

– Andrew T.

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