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Print Books on Bar Exam Prep/The Bar Exam Experience

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Law School Survival Manual - Nancy Rapoport; Jeffrey D. Van Neil
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF283 .R37 2010
ISBN: 0735594902
Publication Date: 2010-05-24
This book covers the whole law school experience including studying for the bar exam and the MPRE.

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The Bar Exam in a Nutshell - Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF303 .D37 2016
ISBN: 9781634606189
Publication Date: 2016-05-03

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1000 Days to the Bar, but the Practice of Law Begins Now - Dennis J. Tonsing
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF283 .T66 2010
ISBN: 083773813X
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
Supplement One in the book has a short informational chapter on Bar Exams

 

Online Titles from the West Academic Study Aids Collection

The West Academic Study Aids package has numerous titles on the bar exam and study strategies.  Click on the link below and search "bar exam":

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS WEST ACADEMIC STUDY AIDS

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Looking for Practice Exams?

The Law Library provides practice exams for the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and Multistate Performance Test (MPT) from the past three years. Four unique practice exams are available for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) as well. You can find these exams in the Study Aids and Academic Success section on the main floor of the library at call number range KF 303.

 

Rigos Primer Series Uniform Bar Exam Review

The following books are available in the Study Aids collection on the Main Floor and are tailored to prep you for the MPT, MBE, MPRE and MEE.  However, please note that these books do not reflect the NCBE content changes effective for exams after July, 2016.

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Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Review 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF303 .M855 2016
ISBN: 9781632845238
Publication Date: 2016
• “Tips and Traps” section helps familiarize you with typical distracters that often confuse the MPT exam-takers.
• Advice on the best approach, time scheduling, and format for answering each of the four types of MPT questions helps focus your answers and increase efficiency.
• Text includes professional responsibility material which has been recently tested on the performance tasks.
• Ten simulated exam questions with full sample answers help gauge your progress and reinforce MPT practice.

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Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) 2016 Edition - Two Volume Set - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF303 .M8585 2016
ISBN: 9781515391975
Publication Date: 2015-08-07
• Hundreds of acronyms–mnemonics, tips, and solution approaches help you easily memorize elements covering frequently asked legal rules.
• Learning questions with complete answer rationales within each chapter reinforce the legal rules as you go, so the more difficult questions become easier.
• More than 1,400 multiple–choice questions provide extensive MBE–style practice, as well as full answer rationales.
• Two mock 3–hour/100–question practice MBE-patterned exam sets allow you to simulate and test yourself in an actual MBE experience.

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Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Review 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .M853 2016
ISBN: 9781632845214
Publication Date: 2016
• Hundreds of acronyms-mnemonics and UBE tips to assist students in memorizing frequently tested legal elements and perfecting their essay approach.
• Five full essay questions per subject with summarized pointer grading guides and full model answers for all NCBE MEE subjects, the seven MBE subjects, and professional responsibility.

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Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) Review - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .M853 2016
ISBN: 9781632845214
Publication Date: 2016
•"Tips and Traps" section helps familiarize students with typical distracters used by the examiners to confuse the MPRE exam takers.
• Over 350 practice multiple–choice questions with full answer rationales.
• Advice on the best approach, time scheduling, and format for answering the MPRE questions.
• Full simulated final exam with 60 MPRE questions and full answer rationales to help students gauge progress.

 

Rigos Primer Series on Specific MBE Topics

These books are very helpful for study of these topics in Law School or on the MBE.  Subjects are presented in easy–to–read outline format with exam tips highlighting question concentrations and built–in "learning questions."  Each title includes more than 200 practice multiple–choice questions with full answer rationales explaining all four alternatives.

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Law School and UBE Federal Civil Procedure Primer 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .C55 2016
ISBN: 1632844176
Publication Date: 2016

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Law School and UBE Contracts Primer 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .C66 2016
ISBN: 9781632844194
Publication Date: 2016

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Law School and UBE Constitutional Law Primer - 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .C67 2016
ISBN: 9781632844187
Publication Date: 2016

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Law School and UBE Criminal Law and Procedure Primer 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .C73 2016
ISBN: 9781632844231
Publication Date: 2016

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Law School and UBE Evidence Primer 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .E94 2016
ISBN: 9781632844200
Publication Date: 2016

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Law School and UBE Torts Primer 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .T67 2016
ISBN: 9781632844224
Publication Date: 2016

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Law School and UBE Property Primer 2016 Edition - James Rigos
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF388 .P67 2016
ISBN: 9781632844248
Publication Date: 2016

 

MBE Strategies

The Law Library has acquired the new second edition of Strategies and Tactics for the MBE. The book contains sample questions in the topics of Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Torts. The author has selected nearly 400 MBE-format questions and writes the answers to each one. The author claims that his analysis is "more complete than the ones released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners."

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Strategies and Tactics for the MBE 2 - Steven L. Emanuel
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF303 .E46 2013
ISBN: 1454809930
Publication Date: 2012-12-28

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