Study Smarter. Optimize Your Bar Prep.

Smart study tools & strategy to simplify and optimize your study time by helping you learn faster, practice more effectively, and prioritize the highly tested topics and rules.

Our Proven 3-Step Method to Study Smarter

1. Prioritize

Our signature color-coded Priority Outlines, Attack Sheets, & Frequency Charts streamline the mountain of information you need to know for the bar exam.

2. Optimize

Learn faster with Smart Flashcards that use cognitive science & adaptive learning to accelerate the learning experience.

3. Practice

Real questions licensed from the bar examiners along with our smart strategy to practice more effectively for the MBE, MEE, and MPT.

As featured in:

“Smart Bar Prep is a great way for you to easily identify the subject areas and rules where you should focus the majority of your time and attention.”

See our Study Tools

Step 1.  Prioritize

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

This incredible outline will become your go-to resource while you study for the exam. Covering all the essay rules tested since 1995, it’s organized to prioritize your studying, showing you each rule’s importance at a glance.

It’s our student favorite long-form product giving you detailed model rule statements with exam cites, tips, and room for personal notes so you can learn, add to, and keep by your side till exam day.  We have packed this outline with:

  • All 466 rules tested in the last 49 MEE exams.
  • Each rule’s Frequency with the specific exam the rule was tested – for quick reference.
  • A color-coded Priority Rating (High/Med/Low) for each rule to focus studying.
  • Model rule statements to All 466 rules tested (covering 358 essays over 25 years), drafted how examiners test them so you know exactly what they are looking for.
  • PLUS, over 100 additional rules are included for the six subjects that have only been tested on the essays since July 2007: Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.
  • Is written so it’s simple to understand with important legal phrases, concepts, and terms emphasized to create memory triggers.
  • Provides the detail required to adequately answer an essay question.
  • Includes MEE Tips in the right sidebar – these provide insights on how the MEE tests certain topics and when to apply certain rules on the exam based on our extensive research of all the past exams and testing patterns.

Smart Sheets™

“Smart” Attack Sheets for the MBE & MEE Subjects
Concise breakdowns of the law for each subject that were created for memorization & review in the weeks and days leading up to the exam. Designed to be used in tandem with our Priority Outline, these Smart Sheets help you quickly memorize the important rules and topics with our signature priority color-coded system.

Within these condensed pages you will find:

  • Clear and concise rule statements.
  • 2 to 8 pages of succinct explanation per subject.
  • The most important rules at a glance with a color-coded Priority Rating (High/Med/Low).
  • A focus on the highly tested MBE & MEE topics and rules.

Not only that, these sheets quickly condense rule statements into clusters, helping you spot and analyze issues likely to be tested together thereby reinforcing your memory and triggering connections on test day.

Frequency Charts

for the MEE, MBE, & MPT sections
Our Frequency Charts catalog the number of times each rule or item has appeared on the bar exam, and helps to further identify topics that are worth devoting your precious study time on.

The Frequency Charts:

  • Are sorted from most to least tested.
  • Include bar charts to visually see how often items are tested.
  • Can be used as a checklist to make sure you’re studying ALL of the important subjects & rules.

Plus, each Frequency Chart contains unique features.

MEE Frequency

  • Contains cross-references to the page numbers in our Priority Outline to provide easy access to refresh your memory on the extended model rule statements.
  • Is sorted from most to least tested, BOTH overall and within each subject area.

MBE Frequency

  • Shows the testing frequency of each subject & topic category.
  • The number of questions to expect for each topic (based upon the official MBE subject matter outline).

MPT Frequency

  • Bar chart of how often each MPT Task has been tested.
  • Breakdown of the Tasks tested on every MPT since 1997.
  • Is sorted by overall frequency (from most to least tested).

As featured in:

“Concise breakdowns of the law for each subject with a focus on highly tested MBE and Essay rules.”

Step 2.  Optimize

Smart Flashcards

Flashcards are a key component to bar prep, but not just any cards will do. We believe in optimizing your learning with smart technology.  That’s why we partnered with Brainscape to offer our flashcards in a mobile study platform that accelerates your learning results, using a “smart flashcards” algorithm rooted in cognitive science.

Covering both the MBE & MEE subjects, the Smart Flashcards:

  • Show key concepts in question & answer format for 650+ cards.
  • Are ideal for memorizing rules with multiple elements.
  • Adapt to your strengths & weaknesses, and apply decades of cognitive science research to make studying as efficient as possible.
  • Optimize memory by repeating legal concepts at the optimal interval for faster learning and longer retention.
  • Useful for reinforcing your knowledge of rules and committing them to memory
  • Are consistent with our Priority Outline and Smart Sheets, plus contain each rule’s Priority Rating (High/Medium/Low).
  • Can be used online or on your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, or Android) for memorizing legal concepts on the go.

Printable Flashcards

A printable version of the flashcards is also available in PDF format for those who like to study in a paper hard-copy format.

OUR STUDY TOOLS ARE UPDATED FOR THE JULY 2019 BAR EXAM

Step 3.  Practice

The Perfect Practice Materials.  Use the most current & relevant practice materials for YOUR bar exam study. 

Studying the law is one thing, but you’ll also need practice to pass.  To that end, we have developed smart study tools and licensed real MBE, Essay, & MPT Questions straight from the NCBE.

MEE Practice

As outlined in our guide to the MEE, there are two ways you’ll need to practice for the essays. 

1)  With Real MEE Practice Essays

You must actually practice writing essays to do well on the MEE!  No matter how painful.  We recommend writing at least 1-2 essays per subject area.

SmartBarPrep gives you access to actual Past MEE Exams.  Use these to practice writing essays under timed conditions.

Includes:

  • Real MEE exams for 22+ years (over 325 essays spanning Feb. 1997 – Feb. 2019).
  • Full Model MEE Analyses for every essay. These are the model answers that the bar exam graders use to score essay questions, and are perfect to grade yourself to see how your answer measures up.
  • Clickable table of contents to easily find a particular essay or answer. The MEE’s are organized in reverse chronological order by exam.  That way you can see the most recent essays first or click on a particular essay for a subject you want to work on.

– AND –

2)  With Issue Spotting Practice

Our Smart Essay Review & Issue Spotting study guide helps you practice your issue spotting ability – perfect for learning to read essay fact patterns and improving spotting issues.

This study guide:

  • Is perfect for reviewing numerous essays for a subject in a short amount of time.
  • Contains past MEE essay questions for 15+ years (Feb. 2004 through Feb. 2019).
  • Contains summary answers with a list of the issues tested by point value.
  • Helps you quickly review past essays to see how questions are structured.
  • Is organized by subject area in reverse chronological order. This helps you quickly review essays for a subject area from newest to oldest.
  • Contains a clickable Table of Contents to easily jump to a particular subject or essay.

MPT Practice

Real MPT Practice Exams

The MPT is often an overlooked section of the exam, despite the fact that it accounts for 20% of your score.  With that in mind, we encourage practicing at least 1 question per Task type.

In our MPT Practice Guide, we’ve made that easy by organizing all released MPT’s by Task so you can easily jump into practice.

Includes:

  • Real MPT exams for 22+ years (over 100 questions from July 1997 – Feb. 2019).
  • Point Sheets that the bar exam graders use to score MPT questions so you can grade yourself.
  • A clickable Table of Contents to easily find a particular Task type, MPT question, or point sheet. MPT questions are organized by Task in reverse chronological order, so you can start with the newest questions first.

MBE Practice

600+ Real MBE Questions

These are the most current & recently released questions from the NCBE – released from 2014 to 2019.  

We’ve taken all the guesswork out of finding the best MBE practice questions, and offer them at the absolute best price.

What You’ll Receive in this MBE Question Pack:

Four Practice Exams

Each Practice Exam includes 100 questions from six MBE subject areas: 

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

Note:  Civil Procedure was not tested on the MBE until February of 2015, and for that reason is not included in this study set.  But rest assured, we have you covered with our Civil Procedure Mini Practice Exam (see below).

Detailed Explanations for the
400 Practice Questions

Explanations are essential to effective MBE Practice.  If you do tons of questions, but never review explanations of why your answer was correct or incorrect, then you’re missing the point of doing the practice questions in the first place.

Knowing why your answers were incorrect or incorrect will propel your studying to the next level.  This will not only solidify your MBE knowledge, but also eliminates any wild guess (that resulted in a correct answer) from being bypassed and not reviewed.

Civil Procedure Mini Practice Exam

Test your knowledge of Civil Procedure with 40 Official MBE Questions, including the first ever actual used Civil Procedure questions released.

PLUS, included are the official answer explanations written by the NCBE for each question – including the ones just released in March 2019.

Mini Practice Exams by Subject

Each mini-exam includes 30 MBE Questions drawn from recent exams.  The mini-exams are grouped individually by subject area, followed by an Answer Key.

Each group of questions is prefaced by the official Subject Matter Scope Outline released by the NCBE.

There are no explanations for these sets, but they are the most recent questions released by the NCBE and are the closest thing to the actual MBE questions still used on the test today.

Each Smart Study System Package Also Includes:

Smart Guide to the MEE

Quite simply, a study guide that simplifies and explains how to prepare for the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), with tips, strategies, and step-by-step approaches to maximize your score. This guide was created to calm you nerves and help you study productively with no overwhelm or stress. We share our time-tested approach and strategy, so you can dive in head first without missing a beat.

Our Smart Guide to the MEE covers key aspects of how the MEE works and how to maximize your essay score, including:

  • Our Step-by-Step Approach on How to Read, Organize, & Draft Your Essay Answer… including the Format to Use
  • 15 MEE Tips to Increase Your MEE Score
  • How to Study & Prepare for the MEE – Our 5-Step Approach with Tips & Best Practices
  • How to Effectively use Model Essay Answers vs. Released Examinee Answers
  • Essay Grading & Scoring – How your MEE score is calculated

Smart Guide to the MBE

Our Smart Guide to the MBE breaks down and explains exactly how to prepare for the MBE section of the bar exam, including the study method the creator of SmartBarPrep used to score a 171.1 on the MBE (top 5%)!  We did all the investigative research for you.

Also included are tips, strategies, and step-by-step approaches to maximize your score, including:

  • Understanding & Deconstructing the MBE – Format, Subjects/Law Tested, Timing & Pace
  • How Many Questions to Expect for Each Subject and Sub-Topic (Chart Included)
  • The Structure of MBE Questions and Answer Choices
  • MBE Preparation the Right Way … Our Step-by-Step Study Strategy to Obtain a High MBE Score
  • Test Day Tips & Strategies
  • MBE Scoring – How your MBE score is calculated

The Bar Exam Gets Closer Every Day

Don’t wait. Optimize your studying today with our Smart Study System.

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UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$124

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

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UBE/MEE Priority Outline

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Smart Sheets

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MEE Frequency Chart

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MBE Frequency Chart

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MPT Frequency Chart

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Smart Guide to the MEE

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Smart Guide to the MBE

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Smart Flashcards

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Printable Flashcards

M

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

M

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

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MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

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MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

DELUXE

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$199

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

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UBE/MEE Priority Outline

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Smart Sheets

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MEE Frequency Chart

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MBE Frequency Chart

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MPT Frequency Chart

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Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

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Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

M

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

M

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

M

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

MOST POPULAR

ULTIMATE

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$275

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

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UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

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Smart Flashcards

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Printable Flashcards

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MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

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Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

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MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

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MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

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UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$399

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

N

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

N

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

N

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

N

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

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 (*with the exception of the MBE question portion).  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 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 Priority Outline, is based on the analysis of past Uniform Bar Exam/Multistate Essay Exam (UBE/MEE) essays.  It would take you over 1,000 hours of reading, analyzing, compiling, and drafting to equal the information at your fingertips in our outlines and study guides.

Here is the method used to create the Priority Outline:

The National Conference of Bar Examiners releases past exam questions along with student answers for each question approximately 3 months after the exam.  This has allowed us to compile statistics from the last 49 UBE/MEE Bar Exams (February 1995 to February 2019) by analyzing every issue and rule that was tested.

Every topic tested on the UBE/MEE Bar essays is compiled here!

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%) are essential, while the rest (the remaining 80%) are trivial.

After thousands of hours in review, the SmartBarPrep team proved that this rule can be applied to the bar exam.  In line with the 80/20 Rule, patterns emerged.  The most noticeable was that the bar examiners tested some material more frequently than others.

For example, whenever a Civil Procedure question appeared on the UBE/MEE, we found that approximately 40% of the time a component of the question dealt with the “Subject Matter Jurisdiction:  Diversity of Citizenship” rule.  Since this rule is tested frequently, it makes sense to spend more time memorizing it than, say, the rule for Depositions, which appeared only once in the last 20+ years.

Also in line with the 80/20 Rule, focusing 80% of your time and energy on the 20% 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 our study materials do:  They show you what is most important and where to focus your efforts.

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

  • February 2019 92.3% 92.3%
  • July 2018 75.0% 75.0%
  • February 2018 81.8% 81.8%
  • July 2017 93.9% 93.9%
  • February 2017 92.0% 92.0%
  • July 2016 (86.5%*) 64.8% 64.8%
  • February 2016 96.9% 96.9%
  • July 2015 70.0% 70.0%
  • February 2015 72.7% 72.7%
  • July 2014 72.7% 72.7%

*86.5% of the rules tested on the July 2016 MEE were contained in the July 2016 SmartBarPrep Priority Outline, as the outline contains additional rules for the six traditional MBE subjects (Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts) since these subjects have only been tested on the essays since July 2007!

Are You Ready to Study Smarter?

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UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$124

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

M

Smart Flashcards

M

Printable Flashcards

M

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

M

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

M

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

DELUXE

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$199

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

M

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

M

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

M

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

MOST POPULAR

ULTIMATE

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$275

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

N

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

N

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

N

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

PRO

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$399

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

N

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

N

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

N

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

N

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

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 (*with the exception of the MBE question portion).  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.

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?  Our Essay Priority Outline also provides model rule statements for each rule.  So, you’ll know exactly what to write on the day of the exam.  The model answers are to the point, so you’ll have just what you need.  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.

Here is an excerpt from the SmartBarPrep Essay Priority Outline:

Integrate Our Guides With Your Bar Review Course

While our study guides are intended to be your go-to resource for passing the bar, they are also designed for integrated use along with popular courses like BarBri, BarMax, and Kaplan.

Our Priority Outlines, Smart Sheets, and study tools integrate well with review courses because each is arranged in terms of frequency and topic, saving you the hassle of trying to figure out which rules are the most important to study.

SmartBarPrep has helped thousands of examinees pass the bar exam since 2011!

“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)
“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]).
“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 on 1st try)

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STANDARD

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$124

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

M

Smart Flashcards

M

Printable Flashcards

M

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

M

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

M

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

DELUXE

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$199

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

M

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

M

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

M

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

MOST POPULAR

ULTIMATE

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$275

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

N

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

N

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

N

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

M

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

PRO

UBE/MEE BAR EXAM

$399

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

N

UBE/MEE Priority Outline

N

Smart Sheets

N

MEE Frequency Chart

N

MBE Frequency Chart

N

MPT Frequency Chart

N

Smart Guide to the MEE

N

Smart Guide to the MBE

N

Smart Flashcards

N

Printable Flashcards

N

MEE Exams & Analyses (325+ essays)

N

Smart MEE Review & Issue Spotting

N

MPT Exams & Point Sheets (100+ MPT’s)

N

MBE Questions (600+ real questions)

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 (*with the exception of the MBE question portion).  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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see a sample?

Sure… you can see samples of our UBE study materials here.

What bar exam States / Jurisdictions can SmartBarPrep be used for?

Our UBE / MEE+MBE+MPT materials can be used for the following states/jurisdictions:

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Connecticut

D.C. – District of Columbia

Hawaii*

Idaho

Illinois

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky*

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Mississippi*

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota*

Tennessee

Utah

Vermont

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin*

Wyoming

Virgin Islands

 

*Please note, that our materials DO NOT cover the state specific portions administered in the following bar exam jurisdictions:

  • Hawaii:  15 multiple choice questions testing the Hawaii Rules of Prof. Conduct
  • Kentucky:  3 Kentucky essay questions
  • Mississippi:  6 Mississippi essay questions
  • South Dakota:  1 Indian Law essay question
  • Wisconsin:  Local essays that may be administered in combination with the MEE and MPT
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.

*When 30-Day Guarantee is Not Applicable

NO REFUNDS are given under any circumstances for the portion of any purchase relating to MBE Practice Questions because of the nature of the materials.  We unfortunately cannot issue refunds for the MBE Practice Question amount, as substantial per student licensing fees must be paid to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) for providing access to such materials.

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

 

Smart Flashcards Access Period

Access Period  Feb Exam:   Aug. 1st – Feb. 29th
 July Exam:  March 1st – July 31st

 

Access Period for All Other Study Materials

With the exception of the Smart Flashcards, 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.  For that reason, we suggest that you download the materials on your computer or device.

 

What is the format?

With the exception of the Smart Flashcards, all of our study materials 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.

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 ALL subjects tested on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).  See the full list of subjects below:

MEE Subjects

  1. Agency
  2. Partnerships
  3. Corporations & LLC’s
  4. Civil Procedure
  5. Conflict of Laws
  6. Constitutional Law
  7. Contracts
  8. Criminal Law & Procedure
  9. Evidence
  10. Family Law
  11. Real Property
  12. Secured Transactions
  13. Torts
  14. Trusts & Future Interests
  15. Wills & Estates

MBE Subjects

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

 

What is the UBE, MEE, MBE, and MPT?

 

What is the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)?

The UBE is developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), and currently used by 33 bar exam jurisdictions.

The UBE has 3 sections:

  • Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) – 200 multiple choice questions (50% of your score)
  • Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) – 6 essays (30% of your score)
  • Multistate Performance Test (MPT) – 2 performance tests (20% of your score)

It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.

What is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)?

The MBE is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination.

Every jurisdiction uses the MBE (except for Louisiana and Puerto Rico) as part of their bar exam, including all UBE jurisdictions.

What is the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)?

The MEE consists of six 30-minute essay questions.

Currently, 39 jurisdictions use the MEE as part of their bar exam, including all UBE jurisdictions.

What is the Multistate Performance Test (MPT)?

The MPT consists of two 90-minute performance test items.

According to the NCBE, “it is designed to test an examinee’s ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation and complete a task that a beginning lawyer should be able to accomplish.  The MPT is not a test of substantive knowledge. Rather, it is designed to evaluate certain fundamental skills lawyers are expected to demonstrate regardless of the area of law in which the skills are applied.”