MBE Guide (Multistate Bar Exam Guide) - JD Advising
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JD Advising MBE Guide

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We work with hundreds of students each bar exam administration to help them improve their Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) scores. We know what bar exam students struggle with. And we have created a new product—our MBE Guide—to help you improve your MBE score. Our MBE Guide illuminates some very tricky areas of law and covers some highly tested concepts—all in a readable and easy to understand format. We also give you strategies for how to approach specific topics so you are more likely to answer MBE questions right when you see those topics tested.

This MBE guide is not an encyclopedia of MBE law. It does not cover every topic in depth. Rather, it is more like a series of snapshots. 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 the search incident to arrest exception

These are just some of the many areas the MBE Guide covers. A full list of topics can be found here. 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. You can see the law in a different light in the amount of time it takes to watch your favorite TV show.

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Why purchase the MBE guide?

Review Common Topic Areas

Our MBE Guide does not cover every area of law. Instead, we focus on common topic areas that students have trouble with (and dedicate about 12 pages per subject to these areas of law).

Answer Multiple-Choice Questions

Our Guide contains multiple-choice questions and hypothetical questions written by JD Advising to illustrate strategies for specific topics as well as mistakes that students tend to make.

Simplify the Law

Our Guide is written in "layman's terms" to break down tricky concepts and make them easy to understand. We use understandable language and clear vocabulary to make sure our Guide makes sense!

Review Charts and Diagrams

Our Guide contains colorful charts and diagrams. You can see the full Contracts portion of the guide here. Many bar exam takers find it helpful to see the law broken down into charts and diagrams and say this alone boosts their score.

Electronic or Print Options

You can purchase the MBE Guide instantly electronically or in a hard copy format. The MBE guide is just under 100 pages (1 MB). The goal of the MBE Guide is to give you tips and information so that you can answer at least one more question correctly per subject.

A 7-point guarantee

If you do not see your score increase seven points on the next practice exam you take after reviewing the MBE Guide, you can get your money back. (Note: please see details in the Details section below for the full terms!)


  • > Length: Just under 100 pages long. It does not cover all topics, just some highly tested topics within each subject area. You can see the full Contracts portion of the MBE Guide here.
  • > Score increase: If you purchase the guide, read it thoroughly, memorize the areas of law it instructs you to memorize, then you should see your score increase by at least 7 points. This is because the guide covers: (a) some of the highly tested areas of law on the MBE; and (b) areas of law that commercial bar review courses do not cover well but that still show up regularly on the MBE. If you just purchase the guide and never look at it or barely review it, probably not ;)
  • > Time commitment: If you just read it front to back, it would probably take about 10 minutes per subject. However, the best way to use the guide is to aim to spend about 40 to 60 minutes per subject to read the guide AND answer the problems, follow the instructions, and memorize the law.

Money-back Guarantee

For the electronic guide: If within 30 days of purchasing the MBE Guide, you are not satisfied for any reason, you can get your money back by emailing us at info@jdadvising.com and requesting your money back. We will give you a full refund so long as the refund is requested within 30 days of purchase but no later than the day the MBE is administered. For the hard copy: If you choose the hard copy MBE Guide, you can get your money back so long as you notify us within 30 days of purchase that you are sending the MBE Guide back and within that 30 days you send the MBE Guide back to us at your expense. Either way, this must be before the day the MBE is administered. (We will give you a full refund as soon as we receive the MBE Guide.)


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