BARBRI Mini Review and those frequently tested MBE topics

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GUEST BLOG by Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School

Okay, let’s talk about the BARBRI Mini Review. First, you may not know much about the BARBRI Mini Review, but I promise that it’s worth learning about. It has increased my confidence and my understanding of the topics that I need to have a firm grasp on when I walk into the bar exam less than two weeks from now (I know, we’re close, we’ve got this).

What is the BARBRI Mini Review?

The BARBRI Mini Review is like your last line of defense from BARBRI. This is the cup of coffee in the morning to get your day started, it’ the hype music before the game starts, it’s that one final push to give you what you need to succeed on the bar exam. The BARBRI Mini Review is a mini-review course of your Multistate topics: Torts, Civil Procedure, Real Property, Contracts, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, and Constitutional Law.

What does that mean? Isn’t that what the Conviser Mini Review is for? The Conviser Mini Review is excellent for times when you’re in the weeds and learning nuances. The BARBRI Mini Review includes short video lectures for each of the Multistate topics. The best part? Each lecture has an accompanying handout to follow along with.

Essentially, it’s an online-only lecture that covers the significant aspects of the topics most frequently tested on the Multistate portion of the bar exam. You can either watch the totality of the eight-hour course in one day or split it up like I’ve been doing. Each topic has its own lecture and handout to follow along with. You can also print off the handouts to have for quick review sessions like I’ve been doing.

Why do you need the BARBRI Mini Review? We’ve been studying so much.

I KNOW! I know how much time we have been putting in. I know that we have been working like crazy to learn as much as we can. Think of this as the last highlight of the Multistate topics that you’re going to need. We’ve been in the weeds learning so many different things. But let’s say that you’re still not 100% on a certain topic or not feeling incredibly confident on various portions of the exam (seriously, who is at 100%?)—the BARBRI Mini Review is going to give you an overview of exactly what you need to know for these topics.

Even if you are feeling great and feeling as if you’re going to rock the bar exam (go you!), this is going to be the reassurance that you needed. You know these topics. You know what they’re going to test on. Now, with the BARBRI Mini Review, you’ll have a last-minute refresher of the topics that are going to be covered with their corresponding rule statements. Seeing the rule statements and seeing how they’re used in examples provided by the BARBRI Mini Review has been instrumental in my studies. The BARBRI Mini Review is short, sweet, and to the point. The best part is that the lectures and slides are incredibly easy to understand and straightforward. If you watch these lectures and follow along with the handouts then you’re going to be confident walking into the bar exam. I know that I will be.

Should you get it?

Yes? Absolutely. One of the best things that I have done in July was using the BARBRI Mini Review. Yes, I’ve been using my Conviser Mini Review and writing essays and following my Personalized Study Plan, but this is different. These are short and sweetvideo lectures with handouts to give you that one final push over the finish line. I know that our Personalized Study Plans are going to be guiding us up until the bar exam, but this extra little bit of help, this one last broad overview of what you need to know, is going to give you just a bit more confidence walking into the bar exam. Who doesn’t need that?

One of the best parts about the BARBRI Mini Review is that if you do not end up using the BARBRI Mini Review after you’ve purchased it, you can send a letter of withdrawal by August 15 to BARBRI and your full payment will be refunded. How sweet is that? Follow your Personalized Study Plan, use the BARBRI Mini Review, and you will #PassTheBar

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