Any Suggestion on California Bar Exam Study Materials

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setayesh
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Any Suggestion on California Bar Exam Study Materials

Postby setayesh » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:33 pm

Hi everyone,
I am a foreign attorney with civil law jurisdiction background, planning to take California Bar exam next year. Not very familiar with common law legal system, I have difficulty finding good study materials for the exam. Before going through full set exam materials such as Barbri Outlines or Kaplan multiple-choice questions, I need to gain deep knowledge in each subject matter. Therefore, I appreciate your advice on suggesting good comprehensive books or study guides for different subjects of the exam. Thanks
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narfkarta
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Re: Suggestion on Study Materials for California Bar Exam

Postby narfkarta » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:40 pm

For the MBE part get Strategies & Tactics for the MBE by Walton and Emmanuel. The publisher is Aspen. This book is a few years old but a goldmine. It contains real MBE questions for old exams. The questions in this book are very similar to the questions you will see on the MBE. Kaplan and Barbri questions are not so similar, they are too long. The real MBE questions are short but tricky.

setayesh
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Re: Any Suggestion on California Bar Exam Study Materials

Postby setayesh » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:24 pm

Thank you so much for your suggestion and helpful information. In addition to a useful test book, I need a comprehensive book in each major subject for substantive review. As I mentioned before, I am not very familiar with common law and California legal system. I will appreciate if you recommend some study materials in following subjects :
Business Associations
Criminal Law and Procedure
Remedies
Civil Procedure
Evidence
Torts
Community Property
Professional Responsibility
Trusts
Constitutional Law
Real Property
Wills and Succession
I am just wondering whether Gilbert Law Summaries on each topic could be a good start. Thanks so much for all your help




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