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Seattle University School of Law (passed Feb. 2024 Washington State Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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Vanderbilt Law School (passed Feb. 2024 Tennessee Bar Exam [UBE Format] & July 2022 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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USC Gould School of Law (passed California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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New England Law Boston (passed July 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School (passed July 2023 Texas Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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Washburn University School of Law (passed July 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Touro Law School (passed July 2023 New York Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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Arpi P.

University of West Los Angeles Law School (used SmartBarPrep for July 2023 California Bar Exam).

“SmartBarPrep’s material is incredibly useful!

I would like to share how I used SmartBarPrep materials, at the first stage of preparation, by using the “Essay Frequency Analysis” and “Essay Priority Outline” I predicted which subjects would most possibly show up on essay session, which helped me more efficiently distribute my time on every subject. Coming to the last few weeks I did a second detailed analysis to look at which topics are most important for the coming exam and further narrowed my efforts on those topics. Incredibly in July 2023 CA bar exam I accurately predicted product liability would show up by comprehension of the timeline of every topic on the right side of “Essay Priority Outline” material and product liability did show up on Torts!!

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Chinese Attorney (passed July 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Tina P.

Southwestern Law School – Los Angeles (passed July 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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(passed July 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Erica Park

Regent Law School and Handong International Law School (passed July 2023 District of Columbia Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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I am happy to report that I passed the bar exam at first try. If I ever have to take another bar exam (which I do not hope), I would use Smartbarprep again!”

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University of Wisconsin (passed February 2023 Wisconsin Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law (passed Feb. 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Cardozo School of Law (passed Feb. 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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University of Texas School of Law (passed Feb. 2023 Texas Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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UC Davis School of Law, King Hall (passed Feb. 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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LLM from University of California (passed Feb. 2023 New York Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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UNE, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (passed Feb. 2023 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Trinity Law School (passed Feb. 2023 California Bar Exam on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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(Passed 2023 Feb California Bar Exam on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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William V.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico Law School (passed July 2022 Texas Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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U.C. Davis School of Law (passed July 2022 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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UCLA School of Law (passed July 2022 New York (UBE format) & July 2021 California Bar Exams on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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University of Tulsa College of Law (passed July 2022 Oklahoma Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (passed July 2022 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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(passed July 2022 Mississippi Bar Exam [UBE format] on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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Mackenzie W.

(passed July 2022 Bar Exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

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Magaly A.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (passed July 2022 California Attorney's Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Miriam A.

CUNY School of Law (passed July 2022 California Bar Exam on first try using SmartBarPrep).

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Southwestern Law School (passed July 2022 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Sydney R.

John Marshall Law School in Atlanta (passed July 2022 Texas Bar Exam [UBE Format] using SmartBarPrep).

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U.C. Hastings College of the Law (passed February 2022 Utah Bar Exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

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Jeff C.

Northwestern California University School of Law (used SmartBarPrep for California Bar Exam).

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Miriam A.

CUNY School of Law (passed February 2022 New York Bar Exam [UBE format] on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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(passed February 2022 D.C. Bar Exam [UBE format] on first try using SmartBarPrep).

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Francisco L.

(passed February 2022 New York Bar Exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“Huge THANK YOU to Matt and the entire SmartBarPrep team for creating such an amazing product!
The UBE/MEE Priority Outline was literally a game changer for me! My MEE score improved dramatically when I retook the UBE in February, for which I only utilized the SmartBarPrep materials to study!! The frequency ratings for the MEE topics helped me prioritize my time by focusing a little more on the topics that have been frequently tested! It was money well spent on such a comprehensive and helpful product!”
Brandy L.

(used SmartBarPrep for February 2022 North Carolina Bar Exam [UBE format]).

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Samuel P.

George Washington University Law School (passed July 2021 Texas bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“Just wanted to let you know that I passed the July 2021 California Bar. Thank you so much for your outlines. Very big help.”
Abel R.

Loyola University College of Law – New Orleans (passed July 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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New York University School of Law (passed July 2021 New York Bar Exam [UBE format] and February 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed! I found your outline greatly useful. I will definitely recommend them to anyone else I know preparing for the exam.”
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(passed July 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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(passed July 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Donovan B.

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (passed July 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the July 2021 CA Bar! As an attorney licensed in other states with a high stress full-time job and a young child at home, my prep time was EXTREMELY limited. Other bar prep course materials were overwhelming and did not set out the rules as clearly and concisely as SmartBarPrep did. SmartBarPrep was all I needed for my essay portion study–I did not supplement my essay prep with other materials. Although eligible for the attorney’s exam, I chose to take the 2 day exam, and supplemented my MBE prep with an MBE question bank program. For the essay portion, I will recommend SmartBarPrep to everyone I know who is taking the bar exam. Thanks again for helping me to pass the CA bar.”

(passed July 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Jessie S.

Santa Clara University School of Law (passed July 2021 California Bar Exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Sam P.

University of San Francisco, School of Law (Passed Fall 2020 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed! I took the Attorney Exam and used your outline to study – it was great. I didn’t use any other subject matter material.”
Ariella C.

(passed July 2021 California Attorney Exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I wanted to personally reach out and thank you for your Smart Bar Prep Materials, specifically your outlines.  I am pleased to report that I successfully completed the California February 2021 Bar Exam and passed!  Your outlines were a daily part of my study routine and could not have studied without them.  They are well organized, easy to follow, and easy to understand.  Thank you so much. I will definitely be recommending all of your materials to my colleagues taking the July 2021 and February 2022 CA Bar Exam.  Thank you again and take care.”

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San Luis Obispo College of Law (Passed Feb. 2021 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

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(used SmartBarPrep for February 2021 bar exam [UBE format]).

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University of Maryland School of Law (Passed July 2020 UBE exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Jacob E.

UC Hastings College of the Law (Passed Fall 2020 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I just wanted to thank you for the great product. SmartBarPrep absolutely helped me a lot! English is my second language (the first is Japanese), but I got over 160 on the essay portion, thanks to SBP. Lots of Japanese bar takers have used and are using SBP, and it is becoming a new standard. Among other things, Smart Sheets and Issue Spotting were the MVP’s.”
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University of Virginia School of Law - LLM (Passed Fall 2020 New York bar exam [UBE format] on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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Aasha E.

University of West Los Angeles School of Law (Passed Fall 2020 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

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George Washington University Law School (Passed Fall 2020 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

“Smart Bar Prep really helped me in my passing the California Bar. The rule statements and the frequency charts really helped me, as they were up to date, especially with the new Professional Responsibility rules, which was hard to find elsewhere. I went over all the rules in Smart Bar Prep along with my notes from law school and spent time memorizing them. Smart Bar Prep gave me the confidence and peace of mind to actually go through old California Bar essays. Thus, I was not worried about what essays I would face in the actual bar, as I would be ready for anything. The staff is also very kind and courteous, and respond well to my emails.”
Prem Reddy, M.D., J.D.

(Passed Fall 2020 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

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(Passed the October 2020 Attorney Version of the CA Bar Exam)

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Natalie H.

University of San Diego School of Law (used SmartBarPrep for Fall 2020 California bar exam).

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Amrit K.

John F. Kennedy University College of Law (used SmartBarPrep for Fall 2020 California bar exam).

“Love Smart Bar Prep materials….only materials I used besides the on-line question bank I purchased from NCBE. Most helpful was the essays, I had both books printed and used the essay’s that were in order by subject, then pulled the point sheet from Essays that were by test. I gave myself 8 minutes to read the essay, spot the issue, write a short rule then look at the point sheet. I started a written book with a shorter essay rule from the point sheet (so I understood it and it was as long as a point sheet). I then read the notebook I created at least once a day or at least every two days. I also used flash cards…..all the time. I used the smart bar prep sheets to study outlines and used to help me write answers to the questions. I honestly feel like I knew the issues and only because of the way I studied with the previous essays. Smart Bar Prep is honestly the best.”
Cathy M.

Massachusetts School of Law (used SmartBarPrep for Fall 2020 Massachusetts bar exam).

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Sara C.

University of San Diego School of Law (Passed July 2020 Arizona bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I find your outlines very succinct yet comprehensive — just exactly what I needed to prepare for the exam, no more, no less.”
Aimee C.

USC Gould School of Law, LLM.

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Dayane D.

UW School of Law, LLM Program (Passed Feb. 2020 Washington State bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the Illinois Bar exam! Thank you so much for creating an affordable set of quality outlines. It was a huge help.”
Sam K.

UCLA School of Law (Passed Feb. 2020 Illinois bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the bar in February 2020 using Smart Bar Prep outlines. The UBE priority outline first, and the Smart Sheet then for review at a later stage.

Smart Bar prep provides the best outlines in the market, mostly because it does a great job articulating in a simple way the black letter law without digging into the unnecessary, untested details. It saved me a HUGE amount of time and was of great help not only for the MBE part but also for the Essays. The outlines are well-written, concise yet complete, easy to process and help you focus on what will be actually tested, statistically. Moreover, the Smart MEE review was very helpful for reviewing the essays and summing up the issues.

In my opinion, Smart Bar Prep has the right approach in preparing for the bar: (1) focusing on the most tested issues with frequency chart as a basis, (2) providing the best outlines in the market covering what will be tested, (3) practicing the Essays part from past essays and MPT exams, and (4) and offering condensed versions of the outlines and essays. In sum, you don’t really need to torture yourself with never-ending videos, non-official MBE questions made up by the big names, “fake” essays and alikes, including thousands of pages of outlines. You can tell this strategy was devised by a guy that passed the bar with flying colors.

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“I passed Utah February 2020 on the first try at 57. I graduated and passed my last bar in 1992. Stopped practicing in 1996 to raise my kids. So I had a lot to relearn. Your materials helped, [big bar exam company] was too bulky and honestly hard to work through. I did have a tutor for the MEEs. I had to relearn IRAC and work through the law in context of how it would be tested. Thank you. I found your outlines much more streamlined and easy to use.”
Christina Z.

(Passed Feb. 2020 Utah bar exam [UBE format] on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

“I wanted to send along a thank you! I passed the Guam Attorney’s bar exam using your MEE prep. I felt very prepared taking the exam. It was excellent to have the flashcards on my phone to help study.”
Jennifer C.

(Passed Feb. 2020 Guam Attorney's exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I wanted to take the time to thank you! I PASSED THE BAR! Your outlines helped tremendously! Also, having all the MPTs and MEE’s in one place was magical. I was working full time, did not go to law school in the states, and many subjects I had never seen before. For the MEE subjects specifically I relied ONLY on your outlines and it did the trick. I am as happy as can be! Thanks again.”
Aliceber R.

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Law School (Passed July 2019 Illinois bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“The outlines were phenomenal! It was exactly what I needed the last 30 days leading to the exam. Without it, I would not have passed. It simplified volumes of information into memorable rule statements. Thanks.”
Rito D.

California Western School of Law (Passed Feb. 2019 D.C. bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“The outlines are exactly what is needed to pass the exam.  You have done the heavy lifting and summarised all the frequently tested rules into easy to read and easy to understand paragraphs.  Reading and memorising your outlines was much more helpful to me than to read the thick books given by “traditional” bar prep companies.  I don’t think I would have passed without your outlines.  So thank you so very much!”
Mina M.

Harvard Law School LLM (Passed Feb. 2019 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“Choosing SmartBarPrep was a smart thing to do in preparing for the UBE bar exam.  I found other bar prep programs and products too complicated or time consuming.  I could not have passed the UBE bar exam without SmartBarPrep.

The cards were stacked against me until I found SmartBarPrep.  In 2013, I contracted but survived Neuro-invasive West Nile virus.  Attending law school was a constant mental and physical challenge.  In May 2019, at age 57, I graduated from law school.  Shortly before graduating, in March 2019, my mother passed.  Shortly after graduation, my 88 year old father was hospitalized.  It was difficult to find time to study for the bar exam.  Timing and age were not on my side as the July 2019 bar exam approached.
SmartBarPrep came to my rescue.  SmartBarPrep’s outlines gave me the necessary ingredients to build a solid foundation for attacking the bar exam.  Choosing SmartBarPrep to prepare for the bar exam was one of the smartest things I have ever done.
Thank you Matt and to all at SmartBarPrep.”
Fred Johnson

Nashville School of Law (Passed July 2019 UBE bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the Washington bar exam. Smart Bar Prep helped me very much, especially the Smart Sheets. They were so compact that I could review substantially all issues necessary for preparing MEE in very short period just before the exam day.”

Florida Coastal School of Law (Passed July 2019 Washington bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“Just got my passing letter from NY! Second state for me after about 7 years. Studied on the weekends (while working full time) only using your materials and past practice questions. Scored a 297 with the limited study time. Thought both outlines were great and very concise. Thanks for a great and affordable bar prep alternative!”
Ryan H.

Roger Williams University School of Law (Passed Feb. 2019 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I took the bar the for the second time and I needed to change the way I studied. A couple of my friends recommended using SmartBarPrep and I have zero regrets. Today I found out I passed the Illinois bar and can honestly say that without SmartBar I wouldn’t have passed. All I have to say is thank you!”
Alexander J.

Chicago-Kent College of Law (Passed Feb. 2019 Illinois bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the bar!  I wanted to thank you for the amazing outline.  Your outline was all I read for the essay portion, and it really helped me out.  It was very organized and it had all the rules that I needed for the essays.  Thank you again and have a great day.”
Arezoo B.

Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law (Passed Feb. 2019 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

“Passed CA on first attempt. I found your materials so incredibly helpful for the essays. I am recommending them to everyone. My essays went from being my worst nightmare, to being easier than the MBEs, thanks to memorized rule statements all located in one place. The rules in order of percentage tested (%) was also super valuable.”

Santa Clara University School of Law (Passed July 2018 California bar exam on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

“I found SmartBarPrep to be one of the best investment I made in my preparation for the NY bar exam [UBE format]. I failed the bar in February and started researching supplements and found your program. The reviews were great and I purchased it. This was the best decision I’ve ever made. I increased my score on the essay portion of the exam by 16 points.

Needless to say, I passed the July bar and I crushed it! I have recommended your program to others who were unsuccessful and will also recommend it to future bar examiners.”

Louis C.

Touro Law School (Passed July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“Passed New York! Found your outlines to be very helpful, especially in the last weeks weeks of bar prep.”
Bojana I.

Drexel University - Kline School of Law (Passed July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I thought your product was an invaluable addition to my bar prep.  Especially with subjects like professional responsibility which are really rule heavy.  I had every rule memorized after reviewing your sheet for a few short weeks.  Really well done, concise, and presented in an easily digestible format.  I also love the addition of the flash card app.”

Neema M.

John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University (used SmartBarPrep for February 2021 California bar exam).

“SmartBarPrep materials are what got me through the studying!  I had a bar course, and a textbook – both made me feel overloaded with info.  I was looking for just a list of everything I needed to learn and memorize without the additional fluff.  Black and white “learn THIS” kind of notes.  That’s exactly what I got.  Manageable chunks of information at last!  I wish I had purchased them sooner and saved a lot of stress and a lot of time… it was a game changer.  The night before the exam I ran through all the notes and re-read all the “high” testing areas and I felt prepped and ready for battle!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Claire M.

Northumbria Law School, England, UK (July 2019 New York bar exam [UBE format]).

“I used SBP as my primary studying resource for the UBE (both MBE and MEE) in MD and I passed comfortably. … I found the outlines to be very suitable for my learning style and study method. I really appreciated the focus put onto prioritization and I think your prioritization was accurate. I was a little nervous that the outlines I was using were much less detailed than some my friends were using, but I think they ended up being better because they didn’t present an impossible amount of information to absorb. Super detailed outlines are nice to reference but they give people the impression that you have to memorize everything, and that makes studying so much more stressful. … Instead of spending 8+ hours a day studying using methods that don’t really help me, I spent 2-3 hours per day just reading and making notations on the outlines, and doing practice Qs. I found the outlines to be a great resource for me. SBP helped me prepare for and pass the bar without having spend hundreds to thousands of dollars. I will certainly recommend it to anyone else I know who is planning to take the bar!”
Irene W.

University of Maryland School of Law (Passed July 2019 Maryland bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“Sat for the essay portion only, and relied on your materials almost exclusively. Very thankful that you did the work to compile precisely what is needed to learn for the exam. Streamlined the process of learning a lot. I hated all the extra noise/filler/unnecessary information that [big bar exam company] used. Feeling good about passing. Thanks!”

Yale Law School (Passed Feb. 2019 D.C. bar exam [UBE/MEE essays] using SmartBarPrep).

“I began studying for the February 2019 California Bar Exam in September of last year.  After extensive self-study, I still felt unsure of myself three weeks before the exam.  I downloaded your outline and found it incredibly helpful. The rules were accurately and clearly laid out.  I really do believe that I was able to pass because of the materials you provided for a reasonable price. Thank you again.”
Nathan S.

(Passed Feb. 2019 California bar exam using SmartBarPrep).

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Naomi L.

“I found your outlines to be incredibly helpful and used them as my go-to-memorization tool for the MEE. I graduated from law school in 2012 and refused to pay for an expensive BarBri type course, and instead chose a combination of Barmax, Adaptibar, and SmartBarPrep outlines. Thanks to affordable bar prep resources like SmartBar, I had everything I needed to pass the UBE on my first try 7 yrs after law school while working full time.”
Dustin A.

Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary (Passed Feb. 2019 Colorado bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I just want to thank the Smart Bar Prep Team, I got my results for the NY Bar exam and I have passed! Your Attack Sheets are the BEST!!! Already recommended you to a friend who is planning on taking February 2019 exam!”
Martina H.

University of Bedfordshire Law School, U.K. (Passed July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the New York bar exam four years ago with the SmartBarPrep outline, and I passed the California Bar exam this summer [July 2018] with it too. I only tell people I use SmartBarPrep after I pass each exam because I’m afraid if everyone knows it, the passing score will be driven rather high! Anyway, thanks for the great materials.”
Will W.

Harvard Law School (Passed 2 bar exams using SmartBarPrep).

“I just passed the NY Bar Exam [UBE format] and your outlines were INCREDIBLY helpful during my last few weeks of studying. In mid to late June I started to get really nervous and had a sense of information overload. The outlines from [big bar review course] were comprehensive but a bit too hard to digest and I felt like I needed a more concise outline. I purchased your outlines and only used those for the remainder of my bar study and it helped me get a better grasp on the topics so I could focus on doing well on the essays. I’m not sure how I would’ve done without your outlines, but I will definitely be recommending your outlines to anyone I know taking the bar.”
Omotunde O.

University of Michigan Law School (passed July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I passed the NY bar exam [UBE] this past February. I was working full time for an international law firm and preparing for the bar. Your work helped me a whole lot and do not know how to thank you enough for your great work. 90% of the issues I encountered at the NY bar exam were included in your document. Many thanks for the excellent work.”
Maria Koliasta

UC Berkeley School of Law - LLM (Passed on 1st try).

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July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format].

“I passed the exam thanks to your course. Your course materials are very helpful and are sufficient to pass the exam, even if the student like myself has never taken any U.S. law school course.”

(Passed July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I used Smart Bar Prep for the February bar.  I think the outlines were AMAZING.  I am awful and reading hundreds of pages and watching 50 hours of video hoping to pull out the rule.  Smart Bar allowed me to maximize my time and memorize exactly what I needed to know.  I have recommended this program to everyone I know who’s taking the Bar. I highly, highly recommend this program, whether it’s for first time Bar takers or repeat takers.  Thank you for your hard work in compiling the rules. This program is worth every penny and more.”
Kayla P.

University of Maine School of Law (Passed Feb. 2018 Maine Bar Exam [UBE format]).

“I graduated law school in 2015, but did not take the CA bar exam until July 2017. Leading up to July 2017 — ALL I did was your rules list and about 2500 practice MBE’s with Adaptibar (ignoring the other bells and whistles they offer, I only did the questions). The first time i saw your rules, I knew this was all I needed for the essays. I took your list and created flash cards for every rule. Then, I memorized them from the flash cards. I never did a single practice essay — not one. Studying your rule list was also helpful on the MBE, but the purpose was the essays. I don’t know my exact score yet, but I am on the pass list. Thank you for creating this outline/rule list. I give your creation credit for helping me pass. All the best, you deserve it.”
Robert G.

Loyola Law School (Passed using SmartBarPrep).

“Thanks to the smart bar prep essay outline, I finally passed the NYS bar exam [UBE] held in Feb. 2017 at my fifth try. The bar exam was a very tough challenge for me because I’m a foreign student and I have been working full time. But my essay score unbelievably increased after I switched to Smart Bar Prep. I greatly appreciate your course and without it I would never have passed the exam.”
Takuya I.

Fordham University School of Law (Passed using SmartBarPrep)

“I have passed the CA exam taken in Feb. 2017 and your outlines have really helped me.
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Ying J.

Durham Law School, U.K.

“Although I struggled with the MEE portion, I finished and I believe it is because SmartBarPrep took the guesswork out of “how to start an essay” and “how to state a rule law”. About 3 weeks before the Bar, I spent time reviewing the outlines. Additionally, I memorized the areas of law that had the highest probability of being tested. I followed the outline to the “T” for Secured Trans and Civ Pro and felt I did best on those. I felt more prepared for the July 2017 bar than I felt in the past. I believe that the bar is passable; with Adaptibar and SmartBarPrep, and a commitment to studying.”
Sylvia W.

Birmingham School of Law

“I bought Smart Bar Prep just a couple weeks before the exam after panicking and scouring the internet for anything that would take the plethora of details I learned at school and form them into a comprehensible big picture. The traditional bar prep course I had purchased focused on the trees to the exclusion of the forest, which was not helpful for writing essays. Smart Bar Prep was a fraction of the cast and 1000 times more helpful. I wish I had known about it when I started studying! The outlines are succinct and organized in a way that mirrored the structure of the essays on the exam. There are a lot of stressors around the bar exam, but paying $2000 for a prep course shouldn’t be one of them.”
Hannah S.

“I failed the bar the first time I took it. I repeated with [a major bar prep company], and found myself frustrated with the lack of organization. I needed to finish memorizing rules and found myself feeling scattered in either a sea of information or not enough information from their various outlines. About a week before the exam, I took the plunge with Smart Bar Prep. This was Gold — just right. The rules had everything I needed, and nothing extra. But they were not incomplete! I studied these materials religiously for the final week leading up to the February exam. I passed the exam. I truly believe Smart Bar Prep helped me pass. Thanks.”
Kevin O.

Western State College of Law (passed using SmartBarPrep)

“I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the Essay Prep Outline. I studied that thing like crazy and nearly all of the issues on the essays came from it.”
Andrew T.

St. John’s School of Law (Passed on 1st try)

“I used the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline to study and I really liked it. I downloaded it probably 10 days before the exam because I was feeling extremely overwhelmed with all of the information and reading I needed to do. I felt that it really narrowed things down and simplified things for me after I did most of my hardcore studying and I ended up passing. I am planning to take the GA Bar in July and I hope there is something like it that I will be able to use. Thanks!”
Rachel B.

Hofstra Law School (Passed on 1st try)

“I passed the NY Bar. I cannot thank you enough for your outline for NY, and I WISH you made one for CA b/c I gotta take that one in the summer!”
Ida Z.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

“Thank you for offering such a formidable document. I was sworn in as an Attorney in the State of New York last week and I sincerely believe that your product was an important contributor to my success. Thank you so much for all your help!”
Jack F.

(Passed on 1st try)

“Your outline was so helpful. I felt like once I memorized the rules, which were carefully constructed and right to the point, the essays became suddenly do-able. I will definitely spread the word. I do hope more people catch on to your product, as I think it really is the key to tackling the essays.

Update: I passed! It was 100% because of Smart Bar Prep as I only focused on memorizing your outline this time around. Thanks so much!!!!”

Martin M.

Georgetown School of Law (Passed using SmartBarPrep)

“I thought that your outline was sooooo helpful and efficient. (And, incidentally, I passed the bar.) I had actually already passed California, was fresh off of an international trip, and my motivation to study for the NY bar was extremely low. I focused on the MBE’s for a few days, and had ONE day (the Monday right before the test) to prep for the essays. But your outline was enough! I could easily anticipate what to know for the test, based on your frequency analysis, and felt extremely well prepared. And it only took like 10 hours. Brilliant. Great idea, great program!”

(Passed on 1st try)

“I found your site with about 3 weeks to go and I am convinced I wouldn’t have passed without it. I was taking the Kaplan course and it did not prepare me for the essay portion. I studied your outline like a hawk and it paid off – I could remember word for word your rule statements and it was the difference for me. Thanks again, I will definitely recommend your site to anyone looking to pass the NY bar.”

Rutgers School of Law–Camden (Passed on 1st try)

“I found SmartBarPrep to be the most useful resource by far! I used BarMax NY for lectures, outlines, multiple choice, etc. and Dominate the Bar for flash cards (all through iPhone/iPad apps), but the last week or so prior to the bar I used your SmartBarPrep. Mostly I was looking for bang for your buck in my approach, and I really feel I got it from the outline. I felt well prepared for the NY section of the exam, and needless to say without the outline I don’t think I would have felt half as well prepared. The frequency analysis really allowed me to focus in on the more highly tested topics as the exam got closer, which really set my mind at ease and (hopefully) paid off on the exam. The outline form was also easy to digest and memorize, which facilitated efficient and meaningful learning. I studied the outline in PDF form on my iPad and found that to be great.”
Megan M.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Passed 1st try)

“Your guide was AWESOME! Transferred the rules onto index cards so I could study on the subway. Thanks again for your fantastic guide and best wishes going forward.”
Jorge R.

New York Law School

“Just wanted to thank you for helping me pass the bar last year. I passed on the first try! I didn’t study a ton of the new york rules, but studied your packet religiously the last few days before the exam and even broke it out during the lunch break from the exam. I found by being half way through the essays on my break I was able to really narrow down the topics that were left to be tested and focus in on the remainder topics. When I came back from the break I was able to quote the law word for word from the packet. Because of you I passed easily. Thanks!”

Rutgers School of Law Newark (Passed on 1st try)

“The smart bar prep was the best thing I have found for the essay portion of the NY bar. Every rule that was on the outline was on the July exam, and had it not been for the smartbarprep outline I would have bombed it. Instead I answered 90% comfortable and truly believe I passed on my first attempt. Thanks a ton!!!!”
Edgar R.

Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA

“I thought that the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline was extremely useful in helping to identify the subject areas and issues which have been tested on the bar exam, thereby assisting examinees to ensure that their preparation for this part of the exam was:

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  • Timely”
Susan M.

“I thought your product was amazing. I actually purchased seperac before your product; your product was a concise version enabling me to readily recall the information. Additionally, what you covered, was exactly what I needed to know. Also helped me better organize the material in my mind, especially for strict products liability! Keep up the good work & may God continue to bless you.”
Justina P.

Pace University School of Law

“Thank you so much for this outline. It was an amazing asset toward passing the exam. As helpful as it was, I am glad I do not have to study it again. I wish I used Smart Bar Prep completely during my first try.”
Mikila T.

Maurice A. Deane School of Law Hofstra University (Retaker, passed 2nd try)

“Thought the outline was invaluable.”
Mark M.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

“I went to a top 10 law school and I recently found out that I passed the NY Bar Exam (First try). It was definitely due to your essay prep outline!! Thank you so much! BarBri didn’t emphasize the essay portions enough. Honestly, my MBE score wasn’t great so I KNOW your essay prep saved me. Keep up the great work. Thank you!”

(Passed on 1st try)

“The Smart Bar Prep outline is fabulous and I highly recommend it to anyone taking the New York bar exam. I worked 40+ hours per week and did not have the time to devote to listening to lectures (which I found extremely useless) and reading four books of outlines. In studying for the New York portion, I relied exclusively on Smart Bar Prep’s outline and past essays. Relying exclusively on the outline may not work for everyone but it worked for me. I wrote out each rule onto flashcards, which itself is a good way to start learning the material. I must say EVERY rule on the outline was on the bar exam. Thank you so much Smart Bar Prep. I cannot say enough good things about it.”

Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Passed on 1st try)

“This was beyond perfect and the key to my success on the February bar. I failed July taking BarBri and now I swear by your product. I just wish my friends told me earlier about SmartBarPrep!”

“I received my NY bar results & I’m excited to inform you that I passed. Smart Bar Prep absolutely gave me the edge I needed to cross the threshold. I took the July 2014 bar & relied solely on the Barbri program. I missed passing the bar by 14 points- all of which were accounted for by below average essay answers. Barbri did not prepare me for the essay portion of the exam & that’s why I started looking for a program that recognized the importance of the essays. Smart Bar is exactly that- SMART. Barbri overloads you with voluminous books filled with an overwhelming amount of study materials & I’ve realized that more than 50% of the material they provide you with is likely not even tested. This time around I used my Barbri books to cover the comprehensive material, then when it came time to memorize & focus on what is most likely to be tested, I wasn’t overwhelmed because the Smart Bar outlines were concise & kept me focusing on what is most important to memorize. I highly recommend Smart Bar to anyone who is taking the NY bar exam. Thanks for all your help!”
Lindsay B.

Mississippi College School of Law

“I took the exam in February and passed (it was my third attempt, first attempt with a study guide). I found the outline very easy to use and the material extremely pertinent to the test. I also had a friend’s barbri outline for New York, as well as a barbri outline for the MBE. I used your outline much more frequently than the barbri outline for New York (your outline was uniform, barbri’s required me to cater to the professor’s specific style for each subject), and as I mentioned this was my third try, and I passed. Thank you for making this available, I would recommend it to anyone taking the exam. ”

Arizona State University's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Passed on 3rd try using the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline)

“I found your material to be extremely helpful during bar prep.”
Stephanie C.

Florida Coastal School of Law

“I bought the Essay Prep Outline just one month before the bar exam, when I was totally lost in the essay preparation. I found it very useful, and at least, it does not look like too thick a book to master. I passed the bar (yayy, lucky me). I could recall that I was quite confident when I was working on the essay part during the exam, thanks to this well-organized and concise outline.”
Will W.

Penn State Law (Passed 1st try)

“I am a foreign attorney and English is not my first language. That being said, I just want to thank you for providing the best outlines ever on the market! All I did for the essays part is memorizing your outlines and dedicating the rest my time to MBE. It was super helpful for me as I work full time and was able to prepare myself for the Bar within two month. ”
Tatiana R.

University of Houston School of Law (Passed 1st try)

“Your outline is excellent. It really makes things more understandable.”

Penn State Law

“I found SmartBarPrep extremely valuable, not just for the essay section but for the MBE as well. It allowed me to master both parts of the exam while studying just a few hours a day. It was the perfect supplement to BarBri’s ridiculously huge and intimidating outlines. Best of all, because the outlines are so short, I used them to refresh my short-term memory before walking into the bar, which bagged me several correct answers I otherwise would have missed.”

Yale Law School (Passed 1st try)

“I passed the bar. I am a foreign educated examinee. Your outline was a great help for me because it was concise, easy to understand, and teamed with frequently tested rules. Thanks.”

Penn State Law (Passed 1st try)

“I did pass, and I thought the SmartBarPrep outline was really great. I was only sorry I didn’t discover it sooner. I read the entire outline multiple times and skimmed it a few times the night before the exam, and it helped me to learn a few less-frequently tested rules that were tested on the essays this July – my bar course hit the big things but otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten those more nuanced points. Would definitely recommend it.”
Pamela L.

UConn School of Law (Passed 1st try)

“Great study aid, would not have passed without it.”
Andrew K.

New York Law School (Passed 1st try)

“I want to thank you for creating the most comprehensive easy to understand, straight to the point New York bar essay outline. I am a repeater and passed the February 2015 exam. Your essay outline is remarkable. I do not think I could have passed without your outline. It was my main material of study for the New York essay portion of the bar exam. Thank you thank you thank you!!!”
Jackie S.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

“The bar prep outlines were fantastic and easily my #1 study tool. I’d say 80% of the rules tested on the CA bar this year were “high frequency” rules.”
Alison P.

University of San Diego School of Law

“I found the outline very helpful for my study because CA is very heavy on essays. I used the flashcards on my iPad, which turned out to be very effective.”
Muran Z.

Duke University School of Law

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Stanford Law School (Passed 1st try)

“I thought the outline was very helpful, I’m an admitted attorney in 2 other states and it helped me remember everything I’ve forgotten in the last 12 years and learn (hopefully!) everything I needed for California. I think the flashcards helped even more than the outline. Thanks!”
Jennifer V.

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden

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HIGH issues, and familiarized myself well with the LOW issues, and during the exam, I was able to regurgitate almost word for word what I had memorized. For the MBE, I relied heavily on Emmanuel’s Strategies and Tactics for the MBE and scored a 144.5 this time. I am convinced and certain that I could not have passed without your amazing material and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your product. It truly was the most efficient and effective way to prepare for the essay portion of the exam. Thank you, thank you & thank you again!!”
Jack H.

The University of Sydney Law School (Australia)

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, CA)

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Shawn A.

Concord Law School

“I did LOVE the outlines. I wish I had found them sooner really – that they were broken down element by element helped me a lot in remembering. Thanks for all of all of your work on the material.”
Desiree S.

University of Missouri School of Law (Passed 1st try)

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Keisha M.

University of San Diego School of Law

“I found the guides very helpful. I also found the flashcard very helpful. Thank you for a quality product!”
Noah G.

Yale Law School

“I passed the exam. I’m going to recommend your outline as the best NY Bar essay prep material: I only studied your outline and previous exams without taking other commercial NY Bar essay prep courses.”
Alex G. Lee

Suffolk University Law School

“Passed this time, thank you so much, notes were invaluable!”
Lydia L.

University College Dublin Law

“I just figured I’d give you guys some thanks. I bought the NY outline at 4pm the day before the exam as a last ditch effort to learn something to write for the NY essays. I memorized as much of the high frequency topics that I could, and probably half of the issues they tested I knew verbatim, and I kinda knew the rest. I just finished the test today, so I ‘m not 100% positive I passed, but I’ve already passed the CT bar, and I feel a million times better about this test than I did CT.
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Corey A.

Quinnipiac University School of Law (Passed 1st try)

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Brooklyn Law School (Passed 1st try)

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University of Birmingham School of Law, United Kingdom

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University College of London Faculty of Laws

“I passed the NY Bar in my first try!!!! I want to say a big THANK YOU to Smart Bar Prep. Your outline made a huge difference in my essays. I knew exactly what to write when an issue comes up because your outline tells you exactly what to write. I didn’t waste time formulating how to write the rules during the exam because I memorized all your frequently tested rules. So THANK YOU so much.”
R. Riesa

Pace University School of Law (Passed on 1st try)

“The outlines were very helpful and everything that was on the Bar Essays was in the outlines.”
Tatiana R.

University of Houston Law Center - LLM Program

“I wanted to write to thank you for the smartbarprep outline and frequency chart, I was a retaker for new york and passed the Feb exam. My essays had to be incredible because my MBE score was slightly below average and the frequency chart helped a lot in organizing my studying for the exam. I have recommended it already to all my friends taking the NY bar exam in July.”

Florida Coastal School of Law (Passed using the SmartBarPrep Essay Prep Outline)

“Your outline was amazing. I wish that I had purchased it even earlier during bar preparation . I passed the New York Bar Exam with your help. Thank You!”
Peter A.

St. John's School of Law (Passed 1st try)

“I found your outline to be immensely helpful.”
David C.

Syracuse University College of Law

“Your outline was really really helpful…. English is not my mother tongue and your ideas and sentences were perfectly clear and helpful to understand the bar.”
Marie A.

Tulane University Law School

“I found your outline to be helpful. I liked that it was concise and not too terribly overloaded with information.”

New York Law School

“Thanks for an amazing outline!”
Tiffany F.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

“I thought your outline was great and well worth the money. Very concise, well organized, quick reading, that made me feel much more prepared for the essay section.”
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NYU School of Law (Passed 1st try)

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New England Law School Boston

“This was my 4th time taking the bar and I have to say that your SmartBarPrep really made the difference this time and proved invaluable to my bar studies. I’m happy to say that I finally passed the New York State Bar!”

The George Washington University Law School

“I passed and I love your outline.”
Enessa M.

Touro Law Center (Passed 1st try)

“Thank you for creating these essay materials. Not only did it help me with the essays themselves, but I found it a much more effective way to learn the law than just practicing endless question after question. Particularly because you discussed the Common Law rule first, followed by the New York rule – it really helped separate out the concepts in my mind. Knowing the frequency also helped a lot because it helped to focus on the main concepts.”

“I would like to say that your document (compared to other competitors) was phenomenal. It was not overwhelming amounts of information. Furthermore, the font size was not like 8 pt, so overall it was just perfect.”

Rutgers School of Law Newark (Passed 1st try)

“I honestly think your outline had a lot to do with my passing the NY bar on the first try. Your breakdown of which areas were tested most was key. I used different highlight colors for different frequencies so at the end I could focus my review on the most frequently tested areas. That was the best! Thank you.”

Seton Hall University School of Law (Passed on 1st try)

“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.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Passed 1st try)

“I just wanted to let you know that I passed the bar exam (thank god!) and wanted to thank you so much for your study materials…they really were a HUGE help!!”
Lauren R.

New York Law School

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Steve Nicholas

San Francisco Law School

“I am a foreign educated candidate who never discovered your study guide until my 3rd attempt and I aced the essays and passed the NY bar! Just wanted to say a huge thank you and emphasize how worth it your product is! I only used this to study in the weeks leading up to the bar and it was a complete lifesaver for essay day! Thanks again!!!”
Jennifer C.

University of Strathclyde Law School (Passed 3rd try using SmartBarPrep)

“The highlighted topics really appeared in the essay part!!! I feel so blessed!!! Thanks so much!!!”
Jessica W.

University of Southern California Law School

“I am a foreign educated student who took the bar exam after my LLM. I used BarBri and SmartBarPrep for preparation, and fortunately passed the exam. I really appreciate your study guides, especially the SmartBarPrep UBE-MEE Essay Priority Outline. I mostly used this and past questions to prepare for the MEE portion. Overall, I am very happy with your materials, and will recommend it to my colleagues and other future international students.Thanks again for your great materials.”

University of Michigan Law School (passed July 2018 New York bar exam [UBE format] using SmartBarPrep).

“I just wanted to say thank you for your Smart Bar Prep guide for the California Bar Exam. I used your service for the New York Bar Exam and was successful. After my wife and I moved to California, I used it again to help prepare for the February 2018 California Bar Exam and I found it quite useful. I felt comfortable on the essay portion of the California Bar Exam after using Smart Bar Prep throughout my study period, and I am expecting another passing score.

Thank you again for this. I would recommend this to anyone seeking to pass the bar one the first try.”


Notre Dame Law School

“I have purchased smartbarprep for both UBE and CA. I took the UBE most recently and passed and definitely relied on the Smartbarprep outlines to pass.”
Ndidi E.

“I just received my results and I thankfully passed the bar (although I was going to contact Smart Bar either way!!) Although I am not the one to write such e-mails, the minute I finished my exam, I knew I had to email SmartBar Prep because I would not of passed if it were not for your outlines. Although, I was enrolled with one of the big bar companies and did all the work assigned, I knew the MBE would not be my strong point. Thus, I memorized every highly tested paragraph in your outlines. Additionally, after each essay that I wrote, I read over your material and memorized it as well. So THANK YOU!!!! I will be HIGHLY recommending your materials.”
Shany K.

(Passed 1st try)

“Passed the DC bar, could not have done without your help. The outlines are perfect as Everything on this test was from the outlines. I have compared some of your rule’s with the UBE model answers. Your outline rules were right on point. Cannot thank you enough.”
Vimal S.

(passed Feb. 2017 exam using SmartBarPrep)

“Your outlines were crucial in me being able to study for the written portion of the California Bar. The more essays you practice you really see how your outlines nail which rules are important and which aren’t. There’s so much information on the California Bar, it’s important to focus on what matters and what doesn’t. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to ace the written portion of the Bar.”
Phil M.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law (Passed Feb. 2018 California bar exam).

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UC Hastings College of the Law (Passed July 2018 California bar exam on 1st try using SmartBarPrep).

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J. Raul G.

UC Berkeley School of Law

“I passed! Your outlines definitely helped me prepare for the MEE.”
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Fordham University School of Law

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Sara A.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (William S. Boyd School of Law)

“I found the outline materials to be excellent and well-focused. I would highly recommend it to anyone taking the NY Bar Exam. The only issue I had was that I did not find it sooner.”
Francis C.

“The outline was very helpful in focusing studies for the essay portion of the exam. I like how you showed highly tested topics and have tips on how to go about the essays. Again thanks for what you do.”
Sarah T.

Arizona Summit Law School

“I wanted to let you know that I passed the bar exam. Aside from the hard work I put in, I attribute my effective studying to your outlines. I would recommend them to anyone who is taking the UBE.”
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(Passed Feb. 2019 UBE using SmartBarPrep).

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Mohamed K.

Glendale University College of Law