MBE Attack Plan

Hello All,

Do you feel like you are hanging by a thread trying to master the MBEs? If so, it is pretty normal. But, it means you need to change things up.

Help with MBEs

I have posted my MBE Attack Plan previously, but I want to share it again. I first posted this in 2007, the first year I started writing this blog.

I have also included an approach for making MBE flash cards. Please note: I no longer recommend the Finz MBE books. My preference for my students is to work from actual NCBE MBEs. While the questions do change, the facts that give rise to a “taking by force” to support a robbery are always the same. This is why it is so important to use only the NCBE MBEs in your studies.

I hope this helps you!

MBE Attack Plan

How to Make MBE Flashcards

Also. there are still seats available in our Bar Exam Cram Session on Saturday, January 25th, for more information and to reserve your spot, click here 

This one day session is perfect for pulling things together in time for the February 2020 bar exam. Plus, you get my detailed essay predictions (it has been five for five for the last four bar rounds), Selected essays and answers that represent examples of the predictions, The Digging Deeper into the Bar Exam series (additional study tips and advice), online access to selected videos, a ten day study plan for the last ten days before the bar exam AND I will answer any questions you have by email.

If you have any questions about the MBE Attack plan or our upcoming Bar Exam Cram Session, feel free to leave me a comment here on my blog, or send me an email to: barexamguru@yahoo.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

A recent testimonial from on of our July 2019 Bar Exam Cram Session students:

On Friday, December 6, 2019, 09:55:25 AM PST, John <jtv….@gmail.com> wrote:
“Lisa – I PASSED!!!

I registered for your Bar Exam Cram Session and Predictions prior to the July 2019 bar exam, and I wanted to let you know how helpful I found the selection of essays you sent to us. I particularly wanted to commend you for going the extra mile and providing us a few additional exam essays after the bar examiners released the topic list the weekend before the exam. 
Your checklist on Free Exercise / Establishment Clause / Equal Protection and TROs was crucial to me sailing through the Con Law / Remedies question. If I recall correctly, the call of the question was to explain the likelihood of a church obtaining a preliminary injunction / temporary restraining order / declaratory relief and then walk through the Free Exercise / Establishment Clause issues. Because I memorized your checklist, I started every answer with the elements of the remedy. I analyzed the remedy first, and then discussed the constitutional analysis in the context of the remedy (for instance, providing the Free Exercise Clause / Free Exercise / Equal Protection levels of scrutiny within the “likelihood of success on the merits” saved time and showed the examiners that I understood that each question was asking for a remedy, not a con law treatise). I followed your approaches for the other essays.
I felt so confident that I had thoroughly analyzed the con law question that the confidence carried me through the rest of the exam.
Thank you for sticking with us through the entire exam.
I passed!
Thanks again.
John”

All the best in your studies for the February 2002 Bar Exam!

Lisa Duncanson
Founder/Program Director
Bar None Review & Bar Exam Cram Session, estab. 1999
Author Bar Exam Guru Blog, estab. 2007
Email: barexamguru@yahoo.com
Office: 213-529-0990

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