In this post, we cover our six best MBE (multistate bar exam ) resources for under $500. If you are looking for an affordable way to improve your MBE score, check out our top six MBE resources below!
PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING FOR THE MBE – $400 per session
If you struggle with the MBE, private one-on-one tutoring may be exactly what you need. If you choose private one-on-one MBE tutoring, you will receive
- Outlines for the MBE subjects you review. We think you will find our outlines to be far superior to most commercial course outlines. If you wish to cover all seven MBE subjects, you will receive outlines for all seven subjects. You can also choose specific subjects to cover or just pay for one session to see if you find it helpful. Even signing up for one session on a subject you struggle with can make a big difference in your score. It can help you with both the MBE and essay portion of the bar exam in many cases!
- Two hours of one-on-one MBE instruction per subject. We focus on substantive law as well as strategy. We review the highly-tested topics with you as well as any questions you have. We also cover MBE strategies if you are looking to improve your approach to the MBE, this is a game-changer. If you wish to cover all 7 subjects, you will receive 14 hours of private tutoring.
- Essay assignments and grading if you are in a UBE state, Michigan, Florida, California, Illinois, among other states. (We do not provide this for all states!)
Read more about our private one-on-one MBE tutoring services here.
MBE SEMINAR- $499.99
The MBE Strategies workshop is different from the MBE tutoring program in that it is only one three hour small group session. The goal of this session is to teach you strategies to apply when you answer MBE questions. Instead of receiving substantive outlines, you will receive an MBE strategies booklet.
Our MBE Seminar was invented by Ashley Heidemann, the founder of JD Advising, LLC., who scored over 180 on the Michigan bar exam in 2011. She invented the workshop after helping several students improve their bar exam multiple-choice score significantly — by 20, 30, or more points.
The MBE Seminar will be especially useful to you if you find that:
- You answer several MBE practice questions but find that you never improve your score;
- You “overthink” questions and choose the wrong answer choice (even when you know the right answer!);
- You always seem to be “in between” two answer choices and pick the wrong one;
- You struggle with timing and tend to frequently fall short on time when you practice;
- You are not sure why you are answering MBE problems incorrectly and thus have trouble improving your score.
We have had several students from all over the country give us glowing reviews on our MBE Seminar and tell us how much it helped them improve their multiple-choice score. Read more about our MBE Seminar here.
MBE ONE-SHEETS- $99.99 (Discount code available now!)
Looking for a concise and manageable overview of the law you will see tested on the Multistate Bar Exam? Our JD Advising MBE one-sheets are your solution. Our MBE one-sheets are a fantastic MBE resource. They provide a memorable overview of the MBE law in just one 8.5 x 14 sheet (front and back) per page.
The MBE one-sheets contain the relevant laws that are tested on the multistate bar exam as well as colorful charts and diagrams. They also contain helpful tips for each MBE subject. When you order the MBE one-sheets, you will receive a high quality laminated hard copy of the one-sheets at your door. The MBE one-sheets can be purchased singly or in a set.
The MBE One-Sheets do all of the following:
- Contain important and overlooked tips that will give you an upper edge on the MBE
- Serve as a great concise review of the multistate bar exam (MBE) material
- Help visual learners get a bigger picture of the law.
- Assist in active review of the most important MBE rules
- Help you to structure and organize your study time by breaking down the MBE concepts in one convenient page
- Provide a convenient study guide that is easy to carry around
- Give you confidence walking into the MBE
Read more about our MBE one-sheets here.
MBE GUIDE – $69.99 – guarantee score increase or your money back!
Our MBE Guide is 90 pages long and can be purchased electronically or in a hard copy. Our MBE Guide is guaranteed to raise your MBE Score 7 points or you can get your money back! It covers tricky and highly tested concepts in about 12 pages per subject.
We cover several areas that students do not understand or that commercial courses do not cover well, including:
- mortgage priority
- battle of the forms
- the difference between party admission and statement against interest
- “what is a wild animal and why do I always get trespasser questions wrong?”
- default judgments
- the dormant commerce clause
- how the automobile exception differs from search incident to arrest
These are just some of the many areas the MBE Guide covers.
Besides clearing up some otherwise frustrating areas of law, we strive to help you remember what you learned. We include charts and diagrams. We have practice problems and hypotheticals. We do this all in 12 pages per subject. Read more about our MBE Guide and see a sample of it on our MBE Guide page, here.
MBE DIAGNOSTIC- $249.99
If you struggle to pass the MBE, you may wonder what the problem is! Is it memorization? Comprehension? Application? Timing? Practice? Some combination of all of those?
JD Advising has designed an MBE diagnostic test that will provide you with the ability to determine what you need to do differently to pass the MBE. JD Advising’s MBE Diagnostic Test is a test geared to uncover your strengths and your weaknesses. The test focuses on three primary skills: comprehension, memorization and application. Once you take the test, we will provide you with a comprehensive analysis in-person (or over the phone). During that analysis, we will tell you which of the three skills you need to work on. We will also answer any questions you have and help you come up with a schedule so that you can take the next step.
The MBE diagnostic does not focus on which subjects you struggle with. It focuses on what you need to do differently when you approach all subjects to pass the bar exam. Read more about our MBE Diagnostic here. It is a great MBE resources, particularly for repeat takers.
RELEASED MBE QUESTIONS – Variable,
beginning at around $70
Most students do not realize that the vast majority of bar review companies do not use released MBE questions as part of their course. This is a shame as the released MBE questions will prepare you the best for the MBE! There are a lot of sources for real MBE questions.
The best source for the amount of money you pay and questions you get is the Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (Emanuel Bar Review). We are affiliated with amazon but we would recommend you buy it on amazon regardless as it is the cheapest we have seen it yet – $55!
If you have exhausted the “real” MBE questions available in traditional places or if you would like questions sent to you electronically, check out our real MBE question exams here!
If you want to hear a comparison of several sources, we recommend you check out the link or the video below, where we explain our favorites sources for real MBE questions.
If you are looking for our three best free MBE resources, check out this post!
Additional Bar Exam Resources:
If you are looking for additional help to prepare for the Bar Exam, we offer the following resources:
- Uniform Bar Exam Tutoring Services – tailored to you: To read more about our Uniform Bar Exam tutoring services (including MEE services), please click on our Uniform Bar Exam Services page.
- UBE Course: We offer an elite, personalized small-group Uniform Bar Exam course that fills up quickly! If you are interested in this course, we recommend early application! Please read more about the course here. We offer one-on-one tutoring for the Uniform bar exam.
- MEE Course: We offer a fantastic Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Course (held online) which covers the highly tested MEE topics. Further, we provide extensive essay feedback.
- MEE Seminar (with Predictions!) We offer a fantastic half-day MEE seminar that covers the highly tested areas of law on the MEE. We recommend early application if you are interested in this option.
- Essay and MPT feedback: Lastly, we also offer essay feedback for your essays or MPTs as well. Potential students should contact us sooner rather than later, as we have limited spots for all bar exam assistance options.
- MBE One-Sheets and Guide. You can read more about our MBE services, including our MBE one-sheets, MBE guide, MBE diagnostic, MBE tutoring, and MBE seminar here!
If you are looking for a new approach, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Ashley Heidemann is the owner and founder of JD Advising. Ms. Heidemann scored over a 180 on the Michigan Bar Exam in February of 2011 after graduating as the #1 student in her law school class of over 200 students in 2011. She, as well as a team of others, offer bar exam courses, seminars, and private tutoring for bar exam students nationwide. This includes services for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and Michigan bar exam. Please click here to contact her company, with any questions.