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My journey to studying for the bar actually began last year in August, when I began my third-year of law school. Our law school provided a Bar Prep course, as part of our curriculum, to graduating students. The class was offered both Fall and Spring semesters, where we covered various MBE topics each semester.
Our materials included using the Emanuel Bar Review Series, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE Sixth Edition and Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam by Wanda M. Temm, both of these books have been useful in helping explain black letter law and as well as allowed me to practice with MBE simulated questions. I would highly recommend them as supplemental to your bar prep studying.
These materials, on top of the Critical Pass Flashcards, were extremely helpful in helping prepare for the Bar Prep final exams I had in class, which simulated MBE questions, and an essay question.
Some of the best advice I have received so far is to do as many practice questions as possible. The Emanuel’s book has a minimum of 40 extra questions per topic with substantive explanations for each answer. I find that this is going to be invaluable as I am taking the California Bar Exam, and I am beyond terrified.
I have already started studying, the day after graduation, and am following along Barbri’s schedule, doing practice questions in the Temm and Emanuel book and supplementing my understanding of the law and solidifying my knowledge with the Critical Pass Flashcards. With this toolbox, I hope to master the bar exam, fingers crossed.
-- Claudia Quintero, J.D.
2017 graduate of Western New England University School of Law