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Bar review question - something comparable to Micromash?

Does anyone know of something that provides outlines on MBE losathon10/11/13
I hear ya man. I loved Micromash before it got bought out, p onehell10/11/13
What state are you going to take that you can't get Micromas mothafuckasaurus10/11/13
I did very well with AmeriBar. They are not very well-known descolada10/11/13
I'm going to take the KY bar. The last time I took the bar ( losathon10/11/13
You're in luck. KY uses the Multistate Essay Examination (ME onehell10/11/13
Good advice here. I would have given you some older Microma mothafuckasaurus10/11/13
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I had no idea th losathon10/11/13
Does anyone know the right bar review course or company that smithjohn08/02/17
losathon (Oct 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm)

Does anyone know of something that provides outlines on MBE and state material that does not require me to mortgage my eternal soul?

I used Micromash to pass one state bar. They provided a "conviser" MBE review outline, a state outline, in-depth outlines or each MBE subject, and software MBE review questions.
Well, I have found that Micromash has been purchased by Bar Bri. Now they only provide the software that reviews MBE questions, but no outlines.

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onehell (Oct 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm)

I hear ya man. I loved Micromash before it got bought out, passed with ease for a grand.

However, let me tell you this. Remember that the MBE and the essays largely cover the same subjects. So it's not like the studying you do for MBE is irrelevant to essays. And it's MUCH easier to rack up points on the MBE than it is to earn an extra point on an essay. So even though essays may nominally be worth more than MBE, it is really MBE that decides whether you pass or fail so long as your essays are not completely horrible.

So, if you've already passed a bar, I think I would recommend still buying MBE software. Doing those thousands upon thousands of questions is, honestly, both the best and most painless prep there is. I would worry less about the essays. For that, you can probably get some old sample questions and model answers that are publicly released by the bar examiners themselves and just study off those.

I, for one, think that I could probably pass future state bars with little more than publicly-released materials, an old copy of the Conviser, then the MBE software which would be the only thing I wouldn't skimp on. This test mostly tests MBE subjects, and mostly common law. It doesn't change much year over year and so prep is about 90% just doing practice MBE questions. At least, that's how it was for me.

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mothafuckasaurus (Oct 11, 2013 - 12:41 pm)

What state are you going to take that you can't get Micromash for?

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descolada (Oct 11, 2013 - 12:52 pm)

I did very well with AmeriBar. They are not very well-known but the materials were great and the price is not bad.

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losathon (Oct 11, 2013 - 1:51 pm)

I'm going to take the KY bar. The last time I took the bar (not in KY), I did not do very well on the state essay questions, but I did do well on the MBE.

I will still buy the Micromash (now called Multistate Edge) software, but I'm not sure where I will get something like the MBE conviser and state outlines. There's no way I can do Bar Bri. I was really shocked by how much they charge.

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onehell (Oct 11, 2013 - 2:08 pm)

You're in luck. KY uses the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), so there should be little to no truly state-specific material anyway. You can buy previous exam questions with model analysis for $15 a pop here:

http://store.ncbex.org/mee-downloads/

I think that by studying the old questions and model answers, you could probably get all the essay prep you need. Since Multistate Edge only costs $350, just spend another $100 on old essay answers and maybe another $50 for an old copy of the Conviser on ebay, unless you already have one from your last bar. You should be able to get all the prep you need for a cool $500.

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mothafuckasaurus (Oct 11, 2013 - 4:22 pm)

Good advice here. I would have given you some older Micromash ones for nothing, but it's the wrong state. Good luck on the exam!

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losathon (Oct 11, 2013 - 8:03 pm)

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I had no idea that some states use the MEE. That is a huge help, because I was having a really difficult time finding any KY specific material.

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smithjohn (Aug 2, 2017 - 4:58 pm)

Does anyone know the right bar review course or company that is good for Washington State.

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