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Illinois Essay Master Course

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AmeriBar's Illinois Bar Exam Essay Master Course Information


The Essay Master Course provides the best tools available to help students PASS the essay portion of the Illinois Bar Exam.  The course is patterned after AmeriBar's incredibly successful and highly acclaimed tutoring program.  The audio lectures and outlines provide a thorough substantive law review of all non-MBE subjects testable on the essay exam.  Additionally, the online audio strategy workshops cover essay-writing and the study process.  The strategy workshops provide a workable framework for how to make the most of study time, as well as how to prepare essays that maximize points.  You will never feel more prepared for the essay portion of the exam.








  Essay Subject Outline Book


The Illinois outline book contains outlines for all non-Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) subjects testable on the essay portion of the Illinois Bar Exam.  This book, along with the MBE course, contain the law you need to know in order to pass the Illinois Bar Exam.  The focus of the outlines is on testability.  The outline book contains an intuitive starring system, which highlights important exam topics for efficient study.  As a result, you will be more efficient with your study time.  Free up some time to perfect your approach to essay writing. 


Administrative Law Equity Secured Transactions
Agency & Partnership Family Law Taxation
Commercial Paper Fed. & IL Civil Procedure Trusts
Conflict of Laws Illinois Constitutional Law Wills
Corporations Personal Property MBE Distinctions (Illinois)

Listen to samples of lectures and view pages from outlines.

Multistate Essay Exam Released Questions

The Multistate Essay Examination ("MEE") is administered in Illinois.  AmeriBar's MEE essay books contain the best resource for essay exam preparation - actual past MEE essay questions (over one hundred).   Students are also provided with a model analysis for each question.  One of the most effective ways to prepare for the MEE is to practice answering past essay questions.  By reviewing past questions, students learn which issues are often tested, and how common issues should be resolved. 

Illinois Practice Essay Questions

In addition to the MEE, the Illinois Bar Exam also generally consists of a set of three essay questions drafted by the Illinois Examiners.  AmeriBar's Illinois outline book also contains best the resource for preparing for these Illinois essays - actual past essay questions.  Each question also contains a sample answer. 




 Strategy Workshop Lectures


The strategy workshop is designed to teach students the strategies and techniques required to pass the exam.    The workshop covers both study strategies and essay writing techniques.  Learn how to use effective legal writing strategies to your advantage.  The lectures help students utilize legal writing techniques to maximize points when drafting essay answers.  The workshop covers everything from how to set up your study schedule, to what to do each day to prepare.  It also contains strategies on how to prepare for and write a bar exam essay answer.  The workshop has been prepared with the retaker in mind, but is incredibly useful for all examinees.

Substantive Law Lectures

The course comes with online access to dozens of hours of online audio lectures covering all of the non-MBE subjects tested on the essay exam.  As with the outlines, our subject lectures are designed to focus on what you need to know to pass the exam. Listen to samples of lectures and view pages from outlines.


iPod Upgrade Rental Option

Now you can upgrade and receive audio lectures on an Apple iPod Nano. Listen to the course audio lectures anywhere you can carry an iPod.   The iPod rental program is designed to help you take the lectures with you, wherever you decide to study.  For details regarding the iPod rental option, please check our FAQ.



Sample Study Calendars

The course contains AmeriBar's sample study calendars. The calendars detail what subjects students should study, as well as what students should accomplish on a daily basis. Study calendars are available for different study timeframes.  

Telephone Support

If you have any questions about the law, the study process, or anything else related to your bar exam preparation, one of our attorney mentors is just a telephone call away.




MPT Course Access


For a limited time only, students who purchase the essay course will also receive AmeriBar's MPT course including the MPT Released Questions book and online access.  With the MPT and Essay Master Courses, students will be covered for the entire written portion of the exam.  The online course comes with access to AmeriBar's intensive MPT audio workshop.  Students will also obtain access to downloadable versions of every MPT question ever released.  This $239 value is absolutely free with the essay course.


Completely Updated to include Coverage of Recent Test Changes


The scope of the essay exam has recently changed.  Don't worry, AmeriBar has it covered.  Our materials are updated constantly and contain coverage of all testable subjects.



AmeriBar constantly monitors past bar exams questions and testing trends.  Our materials are focused on testable points of law.  Therefore, you will not waste hours of your study time learning extraneous information.  Utilize your time efficiently.

Listen to samples of lectures and view pages from outlines.



The Essay Master Course is available for students who already have materials for the Multistate Bar Examination ("MBE"). The MBE subjects may also be tested on the essay exam.  The Essay Master Course contains MBE subject distinction supplements as well as practice essay questions and answers.   However, it does not contain complete outlines of general legal principles for the subjects tested on the MBE.     Ensure that you have adequate materials to help you prepare for the MBE subjects. If you do not have complete outlines for the MBE subjects, you should enroll in AmeriBar's Complete Home Study Course, which covers all of the subjects on the exam.



AmeriBar constantly monitors past bar exams questions and testing trends.  Our materials are focused on testable points of law.  Therefore, you will not waste hours of your study time learning extraneous information.  Utilize your time efficiently.


Are you are a retaker who enrolled in a traditional bar review course the last time you sat for the exam, but were unsuccessful? It is likely that you spent too much time reviewing your knowledge of the law, and not enough time learning how to write essay answers or adequately prepare for the MBE.  It is likely that you studied inefficiently. Instead of spending dozens or even hundreds of hours listening to mind-numbing lectures of the law, learn how to spend your time efficiently learning the law you need to know in order to pass.  In fact, one of our recent students who had previously taken a traditional review course (and failed his exam) let us know that the best part of AmeriBar's program was that he actually studied less and passed! Focus on the law you need to know, and spend the rest of your time learning how to apply your knowledge to the questions presented by the bar examiners.





"I love your course. I've recommended it to several other students, and I will continue to recommend it."


"The lectures were concise and focused on the important points, which allowed me to learn the new areas of law with the least effort, and efficiently refresh my memory on the other areas."


"[The course is] more condensed and focused on the basics of the black letter law, and on helping students develop a test writing strategy."


"I really liked it when the instructor did more than teach the subject as it would be taught in law school. I liked when they gave tips about the way questions on previous tests were handled and advice for choosing the right answer if the question was confusing."


"I was glad to find this review to help me prepare for the exam and refresh my memory . . . at a price that did not break the bank."
















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