Use these condensed outlines to study for the bar exam without panicking, getting overwhelmed, or losing your sanity and dignity

 

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The amount of law to know is overwhelming.

Every day is a struggle to synthesize the material and know which issues to think about as you stare at your enormous tome of an outline, hoping that the words will etch into your brain through static electricity.

But there is also a subtle difference here...

It's not really the amount of law to know that overwhelms you; it's knowing how to use that overwhelming amount of law. 

"Knowing" the law conceptually is very different from knowing how to apply it. "Knowing" the issues is different from being able to identify and organize them. But "they" say to pay attention to lectures, write those notes down, memorize, make flashcards! Gotta know 'em all!

After realizing this mistake from my first attempt, I needed to practice efficiently instead of falling into the trap of merely theorizing about the law. That's why I made these condensed outlines for myself so that I'd have a better shot at my second time taking (and passing) the bar. 

And I'd like to share them with you, as well as the results they brought hundreds of other bar takers (from all over the country).

You might ask yourself why you even need a supplement... why not just follow the stock one-size-fits-all program that your prep company gave you?

 

"Take this test seriously otherwise you will regret not giving ample time to study for a test that is not at all 'cram-able' like you might have been able to do for law school finals. This test commands respect and it will ruin your life if you do not take it seriously."—Steven L. (Virginia & California bar passer)

"Don't be scared into following your bar program if you find after paying for it that it doesn't work for you. Do what works for you, stick with it, experiment and get into a pace and method."—Sam K. (California bar passer)

Fair enough. This isn't your average test, and you're not an average candidate who wants to simply blindly follow the "big box" regimen made for the average student.

So what now. What can you do to maximize your chances of passing?

Let's look at some available options and decide the best choice for you:

Lean Sheets: Apparently "The #1 Bar Exam Attack Outlines." Or not...

"I have a set of lean sheets that someone passed on to me and they aren't useful to me personally. The structure of yours made sense."

better than Lean Sheets

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better than Lean Sheets

"Magicsheets were a lifesaver"

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"[Magicsheets] were clear and gave me just what I needed to know; it was as if we were friends and you made them just for me."

 

Memorize all 800+ pages of your commercial prep course outlines: What is this, a book for giants?! Your brain is made for processing, not storage. The bar asks you to apply the law, not just memorize it.

What are you even doing here if you can really rummage through and memorize tomes of law? Finally decided to pass the bar for real, Mike Ross?

Magicsheets "helped me grasp certain rules/ideas better . . . were short yet comprehensive"

Marisa passed the CA bar x

 

Listen (again) to long, annoying video lectures: These self-labeled "professors" muttering to the camera are shotgunning concept after concept, reading off the outline. WTF? We can read the outlines ourselves just fine! Why did you pay $4,000 for that again?

 

Take no action: What are the risks of this? If things aren't getting better, are you going to wing it and just hope for the best (perhaps again)? Think about that one yourself.

 

Develop condensed outlines by yourself: Doable if you have the time. I did it. Why not you? Well, it's a lot of work.

Or you could simply skip this process and get the small stack of documents I handcrafted with the ultimate goal of helping you make this your last time and finally get on with your life.

How Jack used Magicsheets to do better than most of his classmates:


If you knew there were condensed outlines that could dramatically simplify practice and memorization, would you be interested?

If you've heard of the 80/20 rule (AKA the Pareto principle), this is a 95/5 option, where 95% of the frequently tested material you need to know is contained in 5% the size of your commercial bar prep outline.

I crafted a set of condensed, yet comprehensive, outlines of the likely issues and rules for what you need to know on the bar. I used its predecessor to pass the bar on my second try, and now I'd like to pass the improved version onto you.

Introducing...

Magicsheets

Your outlines were clear and gave me just what I needed to know; it was as if we were friends and you made them just for me.
Melissa L.

If I had to use one resource to memorize, it would be Brian's Magicsheets.
Julie D.

Magicsheets are about 50 pages of outlines that condense 95% of the issues and rules you should know for the subjects that are tested on the bar. There is clarity in simplicity.

(See subjects below. MBE-only and non-CA versions are also available.)

I underline each issue, pack in the specific rules and nuances in concise detail, and give a bird's eye view of where all the concepts fit.

You can use them for writing essays, answering MBE questions, and quick referencing (instead of flipping through boxes of books).

Are you taking a non-California bar exam or want to focus on MBE subjects? Get just the MBE subjects (bolded below) or all the CA-tested subjects -- with or without references to CA law (leaving you with general bar law only):

  • Business Associations (agency, partnerships, corporations)
  • Civil Procedure (federal and/or CA)
  • CA Community Property (AKA "Family Law")
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (+ remedies supplement for MBE-only package)
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence (federal and/or CA)
  • Professional Responsibility (ABA and/or CA)
  • Real Property (updated for 2017 July)
  • Remedies
  • Torts
  • Wills & Trusts

Check out some samples in their entirety below:

Full Samples

The best way to see if something will work for you is to actually try using it.

 

Con Law

 

Property

 

Business Associations

AGENCY, PARTNERSHIPS, CORPS

Magicsheets - Con Law
Magicsheets - Real Property
Magicsheets - Business Associations

 

"I increased by Barbri test score from 25% to 75% in the last one hour just by using the magic sheet sample for constitutional law. It's a real lifesaver!"

 

"What I like about your study materials is how straightforward they are."

"Every time I study from Magicsheets, I thank God for coming across them / I cannot conceive passing the test ever without them"

"The slimmed-down Magicsheet of 1 page had everything my 8-page handout had, and it was accurate, which is exactly what I know I need."

"I have friend who just passed the July '17 California bar exam, and she HIGHLY recommended your magic sheets. . . . Thank you, your sheets have given me great encouragement and confidence. God bless"

“I’m still having trouble deciding. Why should I get this?”

  • SAVE TIME. You don't have time to go through all 800 pages of outlines. Learn the most important law in 50 pages.

"With 14 years between bar exams I had very little recollection on most topics. I used Magicsheets ... as a reintroduction of the sub categories within each main topic. In the last 2-3 weeks, I used them as a quick read before bed or when I had downtime as a refresher."

"Never thought I would be writing this email but I passed!! Much thanks to your Magicsheets! . . . They were much better and way faster than looking through 30-40 pages outline per subject. . . . It is the best investment ever and when you pass, become an attorney, you'll earn the money back in a few minutes. I would recommend anyone and everyone who is studying for the bar to purchase Magicsheets. Short, condensed, and easy to carry around."

  • IT HELPS YOU MEMORIZE. Linear, organized, bird’s eye view of how the issues and rules relate to major topics, easily reviewable (frequency is key to memorization).

"I kept referring to the sample Magicsheets and Approsheets and finally decided they were my favorite tools for memorization."

Melissa

  • IT HELPS YOU PRACTICE. Comprehensive issues and complete rules organized for quick reference so you can answer MBE questions, issue check for essays, or even base your own outlines on them.

Magicsheets

  • SIMPLE. PDFs simply in black and white, no fancy colors to mess up your printing.

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  • ORGANIZED TO MAKE SENSE OF RULES AND ISSUES. Nested format that promotes top-level main issues and demotes exceptions and nuances. Tables for easy comparison of related concepts when appropriate.

"Thank you for your hard workin making this Magic Sheets, I am in Texas and they have helped me a lot to understand the MBE questions. It has all the law plus the nuances of some questions."

"I find Magicsheets to be more user-friendly"

  • FIND WHAT'S FAIR GAME. Easy-to-spot potential issues (underlined): great for developing a mental checklist of issues or for a last-minute refresher.
  • FIND WHAT'S IMPORTANT. Easy-to-spot important rules, elements, and issues (bolded or italicized). Concise yet comprehensive.

  • FIND THOSE PESKY DISTINCTIONS (applicable to CA versions only). Easy-to-spot jurisdictional distinctions, e.g., FRE vs. CA, ABA vs. CA, majority vs. minority law, common law ([bracketed and/or bolded]).

"Just want to say, your magicsheets for CA subjects are great! - The CMR and Barbri lectures were a total waste of time over the last week. Today, skipping to the sheets just made life easier."

  • NO RISK. 30-day refund policy: If you don't find it helpful, send me a note within 30 days of purchase to get a full refund and a personal note from me.
  • UP TO DATE AND ALWAYS IMPROVING. Get product updates with tweaks, improvements, and additions of recently tested issues & rules as I find appropriate. Law researched from multiple sources: Barbri, Kaplan, real MBE questions and answers, class notes, actual statutes and codes, etc.

"Thank you for having your outlines UP TO DATE. . . . Barbri didn't update this . . . Barbri also didn't mention the CA/ABA difference . . . and this came up in the PR essay. . . . Very very clutch thanks. Also, your Evidence impeachment chart is money."

  • FEELS GOOD MAN. That feeling of being knowledgeable and less anxious. A peace of mind that is valuable under severe pressure...

"[Magicsheets] and [Approsheets] created by Brian Hahn [are] invaluable. This guy knows his stuff. . . . They are affordable and a gold mine."

Magicsheets "were a tremendous help to me!"

 

You owe this to yourself

"OMG BUT WHAT IF..."

What will happen if you try? What will happen if you don't? Would you rather invest now or pay later?

I don't know. We are terrible predictors of the future. There's no way for me to guarantee an outcome, but I can help you weigh the outcomes. You never know when a small token investment (compared to a retake) could come in handy.

"I think the Magicsheets made all the difference for me"

"I have memorized four magic sheets until now and have attempted their essays after memorization. I dont have words left to praise those sheets. I have been so efficient at essays as I just visually refer to those magic sheets and jot down the headers and topics that touch upon the subject matter concerned. The result- maximum points covered=satisfactory issue spotting and explanation. Thank you once again! I have wholeheartedly replaced the CMR with your magic sheets! You are the barbri sans the exorbitant costs"

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"Thank you so much for that. 100% worth the investment. What an amazing resource."

"just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks again for Magicsheets. Between your stuff and AdaptiBar, I passed the UBE in North Carolina with a score of 301. I saved a bundle not having to use a full-blown review course this time, so that was great."

 

Here’s what you get

You’ll get a set of comprehensive condensed reference outlines (jump to full samples), each subject as its own PDF file.

These subjects are included (MBE subjects bolded):

  • Business Associations (agency, partnerships, corporations)
  • Civil Procedure (federal and/or CA)
  • CA Community Property (AKA "Family Law")
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (+ remedies supplement for MBE-only package)
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence (federal and/or CA)
  • Professional Responsibility (ABA and/or CA) – updated for Nov. 1, 2018
  • Real Property (updated for 2017 July)
  • Remedies
  • Torts
  • Wills & Trusts

You’ll also get up to two bonuses:

Bonus 1: Performance Test Toolkit

  • A specific step-by-step approach to solving a PT
  • Templates and examples
  • Where to find plenty of PTs/MPTs to practice
  • Avoiding the common trap of running out of time
  • And more...

Bonus 2Pocket Guide for Your Bar Prep: 17 Strategies to Get Un-stuck and Un-frustrated by the Bar Exam

[Included only with the Magicsheets + Approsheets set below]

  • What did I do wrong my first bar attempt (and what did I do my second time)?
  • What do you do if you can’t find time to practice?
  • When do you memorize the overwhelming amount of law & what do you prioritize?
  • And more...

 

Are you taking the UBE or want to focus on MBE subjects?

Non-CA (general law) versions of the above subjects that omit all references to CA law are available too!

Unfortunately, the above subjects do not completely overlap with some of the MEE subjects at this time (like Family Law, Secured Transactions, and Conflict of Laws). They are currently undergoing beta testing, and hope to be available by end of 2019, early 2020!

You may consider getting just the MBE subjects (bolded above) or all the listed subjects without references to California law (leaving you with general bar law only).

 

You've already spent hundreds here and thousands there just for the privilege to prepare for this test. You don't know up front which resource will make the difference. But if you could make your investment back within minutes as an attorney, how much is that investment really worth?

"Never thought I would be writing this email but I passed!! Much thanks to your Magicsheets! . . . They were much better and way faster than looking through 30-40 pages outline per subject. . . . It is the best investment ever and when you pass, become an attorney, you'll earn the money back in a few minutes. I would recommend anyone and everyone who is studying for the bar to purchase Magicsheets. Short, condensed, and easy to carry around."

Not only that, I am taking on 100% of the risk with a 30-day refund policy. If you find that these are not for you, send me a note for a full refund.

There is clarity in simplicity. If you’re ready to stop wasting time flipping through books that work your arm more than your brain... click below now:

 

Get Magicsheets (MBE Subjects) — $39

Get Magicsheets (MBE + CA Subjects) — $49

Reminder: I only have CA subjects at this time, but non-CA versions omitting all references to California law are available too!

Click here to go back to the samples again.

 

If you're feeling extra ambitious, Approsheets (my essay attack sheets for systematic issue identification) are the perfect companion tool for attacking essays. You can get both for $10+ less:

Get the Magicsheets ($49) + Approsheets ($39) Suite — $77 (save $11)

 

"Definitely should have been studying earlier. I should have bought your magic/appro sheets earlier. They are very good - the best condensed outlines I have seen."—Katy R.

"I used both your Approsheets and your Magicsheets guides, and I can tell you that it is money well spent. I took the 2017 July California Bar Exam, and I am happy to say that I passed the first time I took it, thanks in part to Approsheets and Magicsheets Your guides helped me out during the last month of review, because they provide quick, easy, and crystal clear rules and flowcharts to succeed in both the Essay and MBE exams. I will definitely recommend your product to future test-takers, and to my school's Academic/Bar Exam success coordinator. Feel free to post this on your site, but this is simply a glowing 5-star review of your product. Thanks!"

"You realize that Brian Hahn has included all that stuff in the magic sheets; the magic sheets literally have everything in them without all of the filler"

 

If you're not sure whether Magicsheets are right for you at the moment, let's see if that's the case...

I don't want you to come whining to me, so do NOT get Magicsheets if...

 

...You will not follow through. Having these might make you feel all warm and fuzzy (that's what happens to Hobbes' tail whenever Calvin is about to cause trouble), but you still need to do the work.

Information is not enough. I can give you a weapon, but you still have to pull the trigger. I can prepare the ingredients, but you have to cook and chew yourself. Any more analogies? 

You can buy all sorts of tools, but they will not help you themselves! Don't just be a tool collector.

...You think it’s OK to buy this just because you already spent an enormous amount of money on law school. This is a sunk-cost fallacy. You should instead be trying to save as much as you can.

If you feel that this material will save in the long run (by preventing a retake, for example), that is a good reason. Even then, I encourage you to be selective about how you supplement your studies, especially if you took out a bar loan.

Is my product right for you? Do your research, and try to pick ones that are best suited for you. You’re here to make your life easier. Get whatever makes sense to you and will get you to practice.

...You like flashcards more. These are pure outlines. But maybe you can think of these as a stack of 50 "flash pages"? Personally, I'm much of a flashcard guy.

...You do not have at least some familiarity with the tested body of law already. Depending on where you are in your studies, it's definitely possible for you to skip straight to Magicsheets.

But this isn't just more material for you to study; these condensed outlines will augment and support what you are learning or have already learned. My blog posts can valuable at any time, but Magicsheets may not be most useful in the very beginning of bar prep when you are getting familiar with the subjects, or if you have never taken classes for particular subjects in law school.

...You're looking for a quick fix, unless you are truly desperate for a last-minute hail mary. I recommend you get these with at least 1-2 weeks to spare. The value here is getting down a strong foundation of I and R so that the A and C flow out like rainbows out a unicorn's ass. This isn't intended to be a last-minute backup plan!

You be the judge

There, I've done my part. I've laid out the reasons to and reasons not to acquire the material I'm offering. I'm taking on all the risk by sharing full samples and a 30-day refund policy. Now it's your turn to make a choice.

I will not let you feel ashamed of yourself thinking you could have done better. I want you to feel proud of your accomplishments coming out of one of the hardest exams you'll ever take. I don't want you to cancel your post-bar trip because you’re stricken with guilt. I don't want you to feel worthless because that person passed while you didn't. I don't want you to spend Christmas morning with MBE questions and awkward family moments like I did.

"The highly condensed format of the Magicsheets that covered the most important topics was exactly what I needed to hep me memorize the black-letter law instead of having to rely on the daunting Barbri outlines alone. . . . Now I get to keep my law firm job, not worry about whether I'll be able to pay off my crazy student loans . . ."

Your dreams of finally stepping into the new world are within reach. Don't postpone your dreams. It's your turn to dash toward the light. My fortune cookie once told me:

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Once you hold the power of your bar number in your hands, they welcome you with open hands and welcome you to their world. Is this what it feels like to be an attractive individual? Wow! The difference is stark. Don't miss out.

Scaling this obstacle will mean a world of difference... a lifetime privilege of being able to call yourself an attorney.

You won’t have to tell your friends, “Oh, Y-YEAH… it was really HARD… You should check out the released exams online… They were so—” as their eyes glaze over and regret taking you to lunch.

Your state bar doesn't treat you like crap. Other attorneys become nice(r) to you. Work gushes in from all around you. Your online dating profile becomes 10x more appealing. Other people get more excited than you about it.

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Imagine this day with me. Where will you be when you check your result? 

As you stare at the sadistic countdown on the results page, nauseated with uncertainty and impatience, will you feel more hopeless or more hopeful to see this?

The name above appears on the pass list.

 

If you are lost, out of control, or just need a little boost, I want to remind you that you are not alone in this endeavor. My materials are here, your friends are here, and other outlines are out there somewhere. Don't let your emotional and mental stress take its toll on you for good.

So if you feel this is the right time, if you want to end 2018 with amazing results, I hope that you’ll decide that my materials are the right choice. It's very easy and convenient to get access to them.

If not, no harm done—we’ll still part as friends. Of course there is no obligation, and I wish you the best of luck.

Again, I am making this a no brainer. I take on 100% of the risk with a 30-day refund policy. Try it out, and if you don’t think my material helped, I don’t want your money. Just email me.

If you are ready to take the next step in your bar prep (for less than $4 per subject), click below to confirm your instant delivery of Magicsheets, yours to keep forever, with lifetime updates.

(Reminder: Non-CA versions omitting all references to California law are available too! Click here be taken back to the list of exactly what you'll get.)

 

Get Magicsheets (MBE) — $39

Get Magicsheets (MBE + CA Full Set) — $49

Click here to go back to the samples again.

 

If you're feeling extra ambitious, Approsheets (my essay attack sheets for systematic issue identification) are the perfect companion tool for attacking essays. You can get both for $10+ less:

Get the Magicsheets ($49) + Approsheets ($39) Suite — $77

Thanks for reading. I’m happy that I was able to make a positive contribution to your outlook on the bar. Best of luck with your studies.

Brian

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Hey! Did you just skip down here?

Good, you've come to the right place.

I can't tell you if Magicsheets are right for you… I can only tell you that they helped me and many others.

So let me STFU and let these people speak for themselves.

 

"With 14 years between bar exams I had very little recollection on most topics. I used Magicsheets ... as a reintroduction of the sub categories within each main topic. In the last 2-3 weeks, I used them as a quick read before bed or when I had downtime as a refresher."

"I also highly recommend [Magicsheets and Approsheets]. They are boiled down rules sheets and how to approach essays"

"I also recommend [Magicsheets and Approsheets]. I can't say enough about how they have helped so many of us. AND they are affordable (Brian was a bar taker just like us. He knows how expensive this process can get)"

"Would echo the comments above about also using Brian's Magic and Approach sheets."

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"Thank you for your amazing, awesome and wonderful Civ Pro Magicsheets! After reviewing Barbri's and a handful of others, I must say yours is the most concise yet comprehensive material yet. How you got FRCP and CA distinctions to all fit in just 6 relevant pages is beyond me. It's not hopeless after all. Thank you again!"

"I liked Professional Responsibility the most, as ABA and CA distinctions should be known very well. Thanks a lot! All outlines are super good!"

"For everyone freaked out by the essays (as I am) . . . I purchased the Magicsheets/Approsheets . . . I feel confident that they are helping me reach the end goal."

 

"it was an incredible reference point and cheat sheet to make studying that much easier"

 

"I also passed the bar ... and can guarantee these sheets had something to do with it!"

"I dig Brian Hahn's Magicsheets"

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"I have purchased Brian's outlines - and they helped a lot - to condense what I have learned"

 

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"If I had to use one single resource to learn the law, it would be Emanuel's S&T . . . . If I had to use one resource to memorize, it would be Brian's Magicsheets."

"I should've gotten them sooner!"

 

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