Took the bar last July and happy to report that I passed. I used the Sterling Prep MBE Essentials book and found it extremely helpful. It helped me organize the concepts by substantive topics. The text was easy to understand and had sufficient detail without extraneous content. It covered all the important concepts. A few of my classmates had the book and we formed a study group that met every other day to prepare for the big day. The book really helped us organize the material and offered meaningful content that helped us get ready for the bar exam. Great results for each of use. Yes, law school is behind us...
This book covers the biggest points of every major topic well. It’s succinct and generally well organized. I took off a star for two reasons. First, some subjects like Con Law and Property, have a few pages that don’t have the organized logical order of an outline. Those topics I find harder to connect to the bigger picture. Second, the language needs to be simplified so that’s it’s easier to read. There are a ton of run on sentences - far too many for what’s supposed to be just an “outline,” which are complicated by the use of big words (For ex, in my opinion, “...may obviate the need...” is an unnecessarily fancy way to say “eliminated” or “removed” the need).
This is by far THE BEST book I have ever bought. This book has outlines for ALL SUBJECTS TESTED on the UBE/ MBE. Each subject has been reduced to around 40 pages. It’s clear, concise, and easy to understand. It also explains the law according to past MBE test questions. This book also gives examples of the law in different scenarios and past test questions phrasing to help you prepare.
There is also a legal dictionary AND an appendix which has the Constitution and further explains judicial process with diagrams in the back. OMG I can not express how incredible this book is. I am currently studying for the bar this February and this book has helped me SO MUCH. BUY THIS BOOK. You will not regret it. TEST PREP GOLD.
This book condenses the material in an orderly and easy to understand format. Great coverage of the topics and distinctions are made between similar concepts. Much better prepared for the exam. My roommate used the book last year with high praise. He passed and credits this book with his results. I feel prepared from suing this book. Would recommend it to anyone actively preparing for the bar or to prepared for exams during law school. This book is that good.
Well written. Great review for the MBE topics. Feel much more confident. My roommate from last year used the book for the bar (she passed) and she recommended it to me. I have a solid grasp on important concepts after using this book. Recommend it as a foundation to any bar prep.
Substantive law is covered completely and concisely. It is a great resource to prepare for the bar. We had a study group that used this book to focus our sessions together. We all passed the bar and I know this book helped us both stayed focused and to extract (and learn) important concepts. Nice to have it all is single location. This book really helped me know the material for exam day.
Great content review for the MBE. I attribute this book's review of substantive law to focus me and to give me the edge for the bar. So happy to pass the bar and having confidence as I took the exam. I know that I would do well having mastered the material in this book.
The material in this book gave me the edge on the bar. I felt very confident going into the exam after learning and reviewing the content in the book. It his all the material required for the MBE and is well written and spot on. This exam is too high stakes to not be fully prepared. Glad I used this book to outline my studying. Active studying is much better than nervous fretting. This book was the bedrock for my passing the bar on the first try.
The material is presented in an orderly fashion. Easy to understand and spot on with what I needed for the July 2015 bar. Passed with less stress than my friends that did not have a source for a systematic review. I learned many things I did not know as I graduated. I read the book 3 times over a few months period and knew that the material in the book would ensure that I passed. The MBE is a very important component of passing the bar and, unlike the essays, targeted practice can really make a huge difference. This book should be included in everyone's prep - even if you are taking a commercial bar prep class. This gets to the essence of what you need to know.