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Magicsheets (condensed outlines)

Use these “95/5” outlines to focus on practicing for the MBE and essays without getting overwhelmed or distracted

Full Samples

Con Law

 

Property

UPDATED FOR 2017+

Business Associations

AGENCY, PARTNERSHIPS, CORPS

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

What’s included: Business Associations, Civil Procedure (plus FRCP/CA distinction table), CA Community Property, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility (plus ABA/CA distinction table), Real Property, Remedies, Torts, Wills & Trusts – plus abbreviation list

For CA bar takers, Professional Responsibility has been updated to reflect the changes that went into effect Nov. 1, 2018. See patch notes and links here.

For FRCP, FRE, and ABA rules only, select the non-CA version after you select an option below.

Not yet available: Secured Transactions, Family Law, Conflicts of Interest

Available in two sets: Full set with all of the above subjects / MBE subjects only

Bonus 1: Performance Test Toolkit: HAQs for Navigating the PTs
Bonus 2: Pocket 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]

Backed by a 30-day refund policy: If you don’t love it, send me a note for a full refund.

"Imagine bar prep without Magic sheets. I can't even imagine"

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:

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Get Magicsheets (MBE Subjects) — $39

Get Magicsheets (MBE + CA Subjects) — $49

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

 

Approsheets (essay approach checklists and flowcharts)

Go from blank page to finished essay/outline systematically identifying relevant issues and sub-issues (even if you have no idea where to start writing)

Full Samples

EVIDENCE

(Non-CA, FRE-only version available)

CRIM LAW CA COMM PROP
Approsheets - Evidence Approsheets - Crim Law Approsheets - Community Property

 

What’s included: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, CA Community Property, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Remedies, Torts, Wills & Trusts – plus supplementary materials

For FRCP, FRE, and ABA only, select the non-CA version after you select an option below.

Not yet available: Secured Transactions, Family Law, Conflicts of Interest

Bonus 1: Performance Test Toolkit: HAQs for Navigating the PTs
Bonus 2: Pocket 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]

Backed by a 30-day refund policy: If you don’t love it, send me a note for a full refund.

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

"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.

If you want to see the relevant issues, attack your essays with confidence, and collect hidden points, click below now:

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Get Approsheets — $39

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

Passer’s Playbook 2.0 (self-study tools)

Step-by-step blueprints, study schedules, cheat sheets, guides, and other tools designed to help you orient yourself and propel you toward improvement

“Big box” prep courses tell you WHAT to study, but they don’t teach you HOW to prepare for the bar. Why give a person with a full-time job and a family the exact same study schedule as a person with no other responsibilities?

You’re the dean of your own studies, not anyone else. You don’t have to follow “The Plan.” No matter what you use, bar prep at its core is still a self-learning endeavor. Let me show you how.

What's included

An “Accelerator Kit” to get you to take action right away while the “aha” moment is in full effect

  • Sample Study Schedules V2 (from 2 weeks to 10 weeks until the bar), templates, and real example schedules from CA & UBE students
  • Systematic Study Blueprint: high-level roadmap for your preparation process (think Approsheets for the bar)
  • Shortnotes: a highly concentrated 29-page guide that distills key insights from the comprehensive guide (with all-new insights)
  • Weekly Action Plan: suggested action steps and checkpoints from a weekly perspective
  • Supplement Shopping List: recommended supplements and where to get them, tiered based on your budget (whether you have a low budget or an infinite budget)
  • Cheat Sheets: quick reference for key reminders and learning techniques for each portion of the bar and studying in general
  • IRAC/CRAC Examples Vault: annotations and analyses of this all-important essay format

The “big playbook”—an encyclopedic 260-page treatise for in-depth guidance, including…

  • Plenty of exclusive material not seen anywhere on the blog
  • A “troubleshooting index” to direct you to answers to your most common pain points and questions
  • Action steps to stay accountable to yourself

Table of contents and a sample troubleshooting index from the “big playbook”

Tools & supplements

  • MBE Practice Sheet (fillable and printable template for a convenient way to keep track of your answers)
  • MBE analytics chart (so you can determine and pinpoint your deficiencies as you continue to practice with MBE questions)
  • Performance Test guide (and where to find plenty of practice PTs, even if you’re taking the new California PT)
  • Audio interviews: (1) about the mindset to take now vs. on the bar and (2) “The Barbri Regret” (what’s useful and what’s not)
  • Pocket guide to accelerate your bar prep, with minimalist and cut-to-the-chase answers to 17 common FAQs

Passer’s Playbook 2.0 does not include Magicsheets or Approsheets.

You’ll discover how to…
  • Gain clarity of the preparation process by taking stock of your situation, so all you have left is to “do the work” (see Sample Study Schedules, Systematic Study Blueprint, Weekly Action Plan)
  • Find the right tools to supplement your studies (see Supplement Shopping List, Appendix I)
  • Virtually guarantee that you identify the relevant issues to rack up points (without randomly “spotting” issues) (see Section 5)
  • Take advantage of this potent-but-often-overlooked part of studying… and why practice alone is not enough (see Shortnotes pages 23-27)
  • 2x (or even 3x) your essay practice efficiency without sacrificing the learning so you’re not overwhelmed by the sheer amount of practice (see Section 5)
  • Balance review and practice so you know when to put your nose to the grindstone (see Section 4, Sample Study Schedules)
  • “Recharge” your motivation so that you become a more productive and willing learner without feeling useless and unproductive (see Sections 3 and 4)
  • Write in a way that leaves your essay graders no choice but to hand over the points you deserve (see Section 5, IRAC/CRAC Example Vault)
  • Add extra points to your MBE score (go from “multiple guess” to “multiple choice”), including tactics on how to choose 50/50 choices, how to be efficient during the MBE, and how to guess with the highest chance of being right (see Section 6)
  • Craft a flexible study schedule that works for YOU (not the other way around) so you don’t have to follow the herd of average, even if you have a full-time job or family to take care of (ready-to-use sample schedules, templates, and actual example schedules from CA & UBE students included) (see Section 4)
  • Stop wasting precious time spinning your wheels by concentrating on what moves the needle and moving past your mental blocks, including how to overcome your psychology of failure and how to ask your mentors the right questions that will elicit insight, not mere information (see Shortnotes, Cheat Sheets, Sections 2, 8 and 9)
  • Feel like you’re on the right track and things are coming together: Reduce overwhelm, move in the right direction, and know where to get the right tools without breaking the bank (see the Blueprint, Supplement Shopping List, Section 4, Appendix I, and exercises after each Section)
  • Handle post-bar anxiety and what to do if you fail the bar (Appendices III and IV)
Will this help me if I’m studying for the UBE or the State X bar?

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"I had Brian's tips and the right material . . . I also had more confidence."

"I really enjoyed your Passer's Playbook. I would ... look for stuff I was feeling unsure about and after reading what you had to say (i.e. study schedules, etc) I continued full steam ahead."

Passer of 2017 February CA bar with a 34.5% pass rate

Don’t let your bar exam be a learning experience. Just one insight or improvement could be the difference between putting your life in limbo for 6 more months… and putting this final hurdle behind you forever and moving on with your free life:

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Mental Engines (mindset support program)

A course on dealing with the mental and emotional aspects of bar preparation, to take you from overwhelmed to focused, from unmotivated to productive, from anxious to calm

Have you heard the expression, “How you do anything is how you do everything”?

I would add to that: How you think is how you do.

As you continue with your bar studies, it becomes evident that mastery over your mindset is a critical component to your performance — whether during preparation or the exam itself.

Like one of my readers, Elaine, says, “The mind is 50% of this exam. It has to be in the right frame. . . . The mind is powerful.

Or how about this, from Olivia? “I think some of my failures were heavily based on my negative attitude and constant self-deprecation.

Likewise, TLS user lnu1992 says, “A person’s ability to handle the anxiety and stress of the exam is also huge. Even though I was a top student, I blanked during parts of the exam.”

  • If you’re quick to panicking or “freaking out”…
  • If you find yourself overwhelmed and having difficulty staying on track (and staying sane)…
  • If you want to stop that sinking feeling of self-doubt…

Here’s a tiny sneak peek at what you’ll discover across 8 modules and dozens of text and audio lessons about how you can apply them to your bar preparation:

Sample of what’s in the course
  • How to preempt burnout while enjoying your bar studies — you can make this automatic (Module 2 Lesson 2)
  • The #1 predictor of your energy and focus (Module 3 Lesson 2)
  • How to practically guarantee focus without relying on constant willpower (Module 3 Lesson 3)
  • The principle that allows you to figure anything out (Module 6 Lesson 4)
  • What you’re probably looking for instead of “confidence” (Module 4 Lesson 7)
  • A thought that can keep you stuck (and miserable) until you change it (Module 5 Lesson 2)
  • How to find instant calmness instead of frazzled and frantic reactions (Module 4 Lesson 4)
  • [Advanced] Want to get something done? Here’s how to make it happen (I hate this one because it works so well) (Module 7 Lesson 2)
  • [Advanced] I will also destroy any and all of your excuses (Module 7 Lesson 4)
  • Dealing with post-bar or post-failure anxiety (Module 8)
  • Plenty more in the Vault and bonus content delivered via email to keep you on track (full details here)

These are bite-sized lessons that you can take advantage of for as little as 10 minutes a day. I made this with your busy schedule and personal challenges in mind.

Backed by a 30-day refund policy: If you don’t love it, send me a note for a full refund.

Dealing with bar prep stress

"I would have loved to received this earlier in the prep season"

You’ve seen those people in law school. They’re cool and methodical under pressure, and success seems to follow them wherever they go. Do you see them saying they’ll “figure it out later” or “just deal with it,” or do you see them taking decisive action?

Find out more here or...

Join Mental Engines now to give yourself the gift of more resilience, focus, and optimism to tackle this beast known as the bar exam: