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I was at my wits end with Big Box Bar Review. This book is the reason I PASSED the bar exam.
November 5, 2015
This afternoon, I found out I passed the July 2015 NJ Bar Exam. After having taken it twice before with the help of a certain "Big Box Bar Review" (BBBR) program worth at least $3k and coming up short, I was seriously considering giving up, as this test was such an uphill battle for me.
But then I decided to "think outside the box", and I discovered this book while perusing independent sources from BBBR and the thing that jumped out at me most was "Authentic Licensed MBE Questions." If you ask anyone whose taken the test recently, they may elaborate that the MBE has apparently gotten harder. I had noticed this from studying with BBBR when the questions seemed to come out of left field. I failed NJ in July 2014 by 20 points and then again in February 2015 by 8. At that point, I was 90% convinced it was going to be impossible for me to pass this test.
Although, when I found Multistate Goat, I knew with this book I was giving myself a fair chance. My technique deviated slightly from Klein. I started out by doing 30 problems, then gradually increasing to 50. By the month of the test I was doing a full OPE every other day (Tuesdays and Thursdays spent on essay practice). By the week of, I was doing two full OPEs (200 questions) every other day. It was important to keep my stamina in check as I wanted to be as familiar with the conditions as possible. I also supplemented Civ Pro by using Civil Procedure MBE Practice Questions: Simulated MBE Practice Questions Testing Civil Procedure with Answers and Explanations
By the time I took the test, the MBE felt hard, but not unbelievably frustrating and sisyphean like it had for me before. I owe it all to this book. I got my results today and I passed, with my MBE score having gone up an extra 10 points.
Jessica Klein, if you are reading this - THANK YOU! You saved my career. :-)