The Key to Passing the CA Bar on Your First Try?

Knowing What to Study.

SmartBarPrep’s Essay Priority Outline is the most Efficient and Effective Way to Study for the California Bar Exam Essays.

Are you avoiding studying for the essay portion of the California Bar Exam because it seems harder to prepare for than the MBE and Performance Test sections? 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 Priority Outline contains model rule statements to ALL 517 RULES tested on the California Bar Exam essays in the last 35 examinations…AND reveals how often each rule has appeared in the past. That is an extraordinary 18 YEARS of exams and 207 ESSAY QUESTIONS analyzed for your advantage.

OUR OUTLINES ARE UPDATED FOR THE FEBRUARY 2019 BAR EXAM

(including the new CA Rules of Professional Conduct effective on Nov. 1, 2018)

The Secret Behind SmartBarPrep

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 us thinking…could we do better?

Our answer, SmartBarPrep’s Essay Priority Outline, is based on the analysis of past California (CA) Bar Exams.  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 Priority Outline:

The California Committee of Bar Examiners releases past exam questions along with student answers for each question approximately 3-4 months after the exam. This has allowed SmartBarPrep to compile statistics from the last 35 California Bar Exams (July 2001 to July 2018) by analyzing every issue and rule that was included. Every topic ever tested on the CA Bar essays is compiled here! In addition, when creating the SmartBarPrep Essay Priority Outline, each rule was:

  • Written so it’s simple to understand.
  • UPDATED specifically for the February 2019 bar exam with the most current law.
  • UPDATED to reflect: (1) the new CA Rules of Professional Conduct effective on Nov. 1, 2018; and (2) the Aug. 2018 changes to the ABA advertising rules.
  • 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.

COMPREHENSIVE AND SUBSTANTIAL: SmartBarPrep’s Essay Priority Outline has over 150 pages of substance (no fillers, no frills). It covers ALL 16 subjects tested on the essay portion of the California Bar Exam.

“Your product helped me to pass the CA bar on my first try. The rule statements are accurate, short, and easy to memorize. The book is organized by general topic and subtopic, which allowed me to get a good big picture idea of a subject as well as specialized knowledge on the more difficult areas of law. This product was immensely informative for both the essay and the multiple choice. I highly recommend it.”

Anonymous, Stanford Law School (Passed 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 for each rule. 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 Priority 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 or Kaplan. The SmartBarPrep Essay Priority 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 Priority 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 California Bar, 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 Priority Outline, IT NOW INCLUDES:

  • BONUS #1:  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 Priority Outline.
  • BONUS # 2:  Separate HIGH, MEDIUM, & LOW Outlines of the rules in the SmartBarPrep Essay Priority Outline.  These outlines separate the rules under both classifications, and enable you to even further focus your studying, especially in the weeks right before the exam.

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

CA / MBE Deluxe Package

Includes everything mentioned above, PLUS

  • MBE Condensed Attack Sheets that are 4-7 pages per subject so you can quickly review the most important MBE rules.  The attack sheets contain condensed breakdowns of the rules tested on the MBE section, and enable you to even further focus your studying, especially in the weeks right before the exam.
  • MBE Digital Flashcards:  Includes over 370 digital flashcards to help you memorize the rules tested on the MBE section. The flashcards can be used to reinforce your knowledge of the rules tested on the exam, 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.

CA / MBE Ultimate Package

Includes everything mentioned above, PLUS

  • California + MBE Digital Flashcards:  Includes over 740 digital flashcards to help you memorize the rules tested on both the California essay and MBE sections.  The flashcards cover all 16 subjects, and include High/Medium/Low priorities for the rules previously tested on the CA essays.

Here is a breakdown of the Standard, Deluxe, & Ultimate Packages.

STANDARD PACKAGE

CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

  • CA Essay Priority Outline
  • CA Essay Priority High, Med, Low Outlines
  • Sorted Essay Frequency Analysis

$124

DELUXE PACKAGE

CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

  • CA Essay Priority Outline
  • CA Essay Priority High, Med, Low Outlines
  • Sorted Essay Frequency Analysis
  • MBE Condensed Attack Sheets
  • MBE Digital PDF Flashcards (can be used on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device)

$165

ULTIMATE PACKAGE

CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

  • CA Essay Priority Outline
  • CA Essay Priority High, Med, Low Outlines
  • Sorted Essay Frequency Analysis
  • MBE Condensed Attack Sheets
  • MBE Digital PDF Flashcards (can be used on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device)
  • CA+MBE Digital PDF Flashcards (can be used on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device)

$185

30 Day Guarantee
If after reading through our outlines and study guides, you aren’t happy for any reason, just email us within 30 days of purchase and you’ll receive a full refund. We obviously don’t think it’ll come to that, but if you’re even the least bit worried, then put your mind at ease.

The 80/20 Rule in Action

We are a firm believer in the 80/20 Rule developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. In short, the 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 California Bar Exam essays?

It does, and our team of California attorneys proved it. We rolled up our sleeves and went through every shred of material released by the California Committee of Bar Examiners to see if our theory was true.

After going through every item they released in detail, we noticed patterns emerge. The most noticeable was that the bar examiners tested some material more frequently than others. For example, whenever a evidence question appeared we found that over 80% of the time a component of the question dealt with the General Hearsay Rule. Since this rule is tested frequently, it makes sense to spend more time memorizing it than, say, the rule of Prohibition Against Jury Investigations, which appeared only once in the last 18 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 Priority Outline does: It tells you what is most important and where to focus your efforts.

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

  • July 2018 95% 95%
  • February 2018 96% 96%
  • July 2017 90% 90%
  • February 2017 92.0% 92.0%
  • July 2016 92% 92%
  • February 2016 90% 90%
  • July 2015 85% 85%
  • February 2015 93% 93%
  • July 2014 85% 85%
  • February 2014 84% 84%
  • July 2013 69% 69%
  • February 2013 75% 75%
  • July 2012 83% 83%
  • February 2012 74% 74%
  • July 2011 74% 74%
  • February 2011 81% 81%

“Nothing was as helpful as SmartBarPrep in my preparation for the essay section of the bar exam. I only wish I had found it earlier. While there is no magic bullet for the bar exam, this came pretty close. Thank you for your time and effort in creating such a useful tool.”

– Stephanie P.

Get Instant Access to the Most Helpful Study Guide to the CA Bar Essays

STANDARD PACKAGE

CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

  • CA Essay Priority Outline
  • CA Essay Priority High, Med, Low Outlines
  • Sorted Essay Frequency Analysis

$124

DELUXE PACKAGE

CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

  • CA Essay Priority Outline
  • CA Essay Priority High, Med, Low Outlines
  • Sorted Essay Frequency Analysis
  • MBE Condensed Attack Sheets
  • MBE Digital PDF Flashcards (can be used on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device)

$165

ULTIMATE PACKAGE

CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

  • CA Essay Priority Outline
  • CA Essay Priority High, Med, Low Outlines
  • Sorted Essay Frequency Analysis
  • MBE Condensed Attack Sheets
  • MBE Digital PDF Flashcards (can be used on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device)
  • CA+MBE Digital PDF Flashcards (can be used on an iPhone/iPad or Android Device)

$185

30 Day Guarantee
If after reading through our outlines and study guides, you aren’t happy for any reason, just email us within 30 days of purchase and you’ll receive a full refund. We obviously don’t think it’ll come to that, but if you’re even the least bit worried, then put your mind at ease.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE ACTUAL SNAPSHOTS:

CA Essay Priority Outline

CA Essay Priority Outline

CA Sorted Frequency Analysis

CA Sorted Frequency Analysis

MBE Attack Sheets

MBE Attack Sheets Sample

MBE Flashcards

California + MBE Flashcards

FAQs

Can I see a sample?

Sure… you can see samples of our California bar exam study materials here.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes… If after reading through our outlines and study guides, you aren’t happy for any reason, just email us within 30 days of purchase and you’ll receive a full refund. We obviously don’t think it’ll come to that, but if you’re even the least bit worried, then put your mind at ease.

What is the format?

All of our outlines, study guides, and flashcards are an instant digital download in PDF format.  Unfortunately, we do not provide any materials in hard-copy paper format.  However, there are no restrictions on printing, so you would be able to print the outlines and study guides yourself.

You can use any PDF reader software to view the PDF files.  If you need a PDF reader software, you can download Adobe Reader for free here.

Can I print the outlines?

Yes, there are no restrictions on printing out copies of the materials for your personal use.

What is the access period (how long can I access the materials)?

All of our study materials are delivered in standard digital PDF format.  Once downloaded, you can use the materials as long as you wish.

However, the link to download the materials usually expires at 6 months from your purchase (for security reasons) – we can reactivate the download links in certain circumstances if you email us.

That is why we suggest that you download the materials on your computer or device.

How long will it take to get access?

Immediately, since the files are downloadable.  After your purchase, you will be emailed a unique link to access and download the files.

What subjects are covered?

SmartBarPrep’s study materials cover the subjects tested on the California Bar Exam Essays and Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).  See the full list of subjects below:

California Essay Subjects

  1. Agency
  2. Partnerships
  3. Corporations
  4. Civil Procedure
  5. Community Property
  6. Constitutional Law
  7. Contracts
  8. Criminal Law
  9. Criminal Procedure
  10. Evidence
  11. Professional Liability
  12. Real Property
  13. Remedies
  14. Torts
  15. Trusts
  16. Wills & Estates

MBE Subjects

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real Property
  7. Torts