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  • Celebration Bar Review

    Multistate Personal

    Study Guide™

    ©1995-2015 by Celebration Bar Review, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publishers. 

  • This book is printed for the exclusive use of:

    This Online Celebration Bar Review Student

    And may not be used by any other person without written

    permission of Celebration Bar Review

  • (c)1995-2015 Celebration Bar Review, LLC

    Multistate Personal Study Guide


    © 1995-2015 Celebration Bar Review, LLC Multistate Personal Study Guide









  • (c)1995-2015 Celebration Bar Review, LLC

    Multistate Personal Study Guide


    READ THIS FIRST – IMPORTANT INFORMATION Welcome! We’re Jackson and Sara Mumey, and together we’ve been preparing students to take their bar exams for over a decade. Since 1994, we’ve operated as Celebration Bar Review. It’s a family-run business that takes pride in offering a quality course with personal service and attention. Sara runs the office and coordinates our production staff and vendors. Any questions about your tuitions, deposits, referral fees or refunds should be directed to her at [email protected] Jackson coordinates our editors and lecturers and is responsible for course content. He also does all of the personal mentoring. Jackson can be reached at [email protected]

    When we first began the bar review, we only had a handful of students. Then, as now, we didn’t advertise but relied on word of mouth and our web pages. Today, our course has grown ten-fold from the early years and each exam we are forced to turn away students who wish to study with us. It’s a nice problem to have. Still, we want to be sure that your experience with Celebration Bar Review is positive and mutually beneficial, so we have some important information to share with you on the next few pages. These items may seem silly to you, but they are critical to our ability to service all of our students in the way we’d like to be treated as customers. Your cooperation will go a long way to ensure your satisfaction with the course and to allow us to assist you in reaching your only goal in taking a bar exam – to pass the test.

    • First, please understand that the online materials belong to Celebration Bar Review and are not your property. You are “licensing” them for the purpose of taking one course only. They must not be duplicated, stored or transferred to anyone else. To do so violates our copyrights and we do inform the bar examiners of such violations.

    • This is an online course. You will have the ability to access the written materials via .pdf and to print materials in low resolution (150 dps) for your own use. Lectures are offered in online streams that vary by connection speed of your computer. You may not download these streams and may only use them when connected to the web.

    • Because of our size and licensing agreements with the Bar Examiners, we cannot accommodate students who defer their exams indefinitely. Your enrollment form (emailed to you separately) indicates the exam date you’ve enrolled to take. Your payment is a license for that exam date only.

    • Our policy allows you to defer your licensed exam date ONE TIME to the next bar date provided you give us written notice before the licensed bar exam date and pay at that time a fee as shown on the Deferral Fees Page of our Online Order Form ( ). Each subsequent deferral requires a fee and after the first deferral, there is a higher Retake charge to continue in the course. 

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  • (c)1995-2015 Celebration Bar Review, LLC

    Multistate Personal Study Guide


    • Finally, we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs within the structure of the course. As a smaller, undoubtedly somewhat idiosyncratic course, you’ll notice that we have our share of mistakes: broken files, typos and other assorted annoyances. We’ll fix them promptly when brought to our attention (though we respond better to kindness than anger). If you thought you were purchasing an impersonal, slick, corporate course, you’ll probably want to return the materials now…

    Whew, we’re glad you decided to stay! Now, let’s get to work…

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    INTRODUCTION This Personal Study Guide™ will serve as your roadmap through The Celebration Bar Review Course for the Multistate Exam. By following the instructions, schedule, and suggestions here, you will work your way methodically through the course materials in the most efficient manner possible. This syllabus also contains update information. You should consult this syllabus daily to ensure that you are on track, and are notified of any new information needed for a particular subject.

    LIST OF COURSE MATERIALS The Celebration Bar Review course uses proprietary course materials. When you sign in to the online site for each part of your course (Multistate and your State Course) you will see a list at the top of the page called “Books.” On that page you will find a link to each of the book files you will use. These can be downloaded to your computer or used from the internet as you need them.


    1. Multistate Book 1 (Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Real Property) 2. Multistate Book 2 (Contracts & Sales, Evidence, Torts, Fed Civ Pro & Jurisdiction) 3. Multistate Testing Workbooks 1, 2 and 3 4. Multistate Personal Trainer™ Books 1 and 2 (correspond to Subject Books) 5. This Personal Study Guide™


    Your lectures will be online as well. When you sign on to the online site for each part of your course (Multistate and your State course) you will see a list at the top of the page called “Lectures.” On that page you will find a link to the lectures that are enabled for your course. These correspond to the assignments in your study guide found later in this book. Please note that some lectures have video and others only show a “cloud loop” over the audio portion. This is to enable play on mobile devices.

    Questions The first 200 questions in each subject will be found in the Multistate Personal Trainer Books as well as online at . You will find the link to the site for the online question program on the Multistate page in the “Practice Questions” section. You can use either or both of these approaches to your practice questions.

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    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE... To make your bar exam preparation as convenient as possible, accommodate your preparation needs and scheduling, and to give you the personal attention you need, we have established some guidelines to help us work together. Please note these guidelines, and call if you have any questions.

    You are entitled to calls or emails for general assistance, strategizing, scheduling help, or a pep talk with Jackson. He will not, however, review any of your written materials with this course option. Jackson can be reached at 864-365-6083 or you can reach him on FaceTime at 
 [email protected] 
 or on Skype Video at

    Conferences are scheduled using an online tool called “Calendly” To schedule a 15 minute study conference with Jackson use this link:

    Click on the link, follow the online directions and schedule your conference. When the time for the conference arrives, please initiate the call or video chat with Jackson. He will not call you. 
 Substantive legal questions or problems should be put into writing, with page references to the part of the outline that is causing confusion. Often, simply writing out the problem leads to a solution for you. A written inquiry also aids our research, because it ensures that the problem has been well defined. Our policy is to answer these questions upon receipt. You can e-mail to your mentor at [email protected]

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    The Multistate Bar Exam consists of 200 four-option multiple-choice questions prepared by the American College Testing Service for the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Of the 200 questions, 190 are graded and 10 are “pre-test” questions that do not count in the grade. The pre-test questions are not identified as such in the exam. Candidates answer 100 questions in the three-hour morning session and the remaining 100 questions in the three-hour afternoon session. Beginning with the Feb 2015 exam there have been a roughly equal number of questions in torts, contracts and sales, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, property, and Federal Civil Procedure & Jurisdictions. Specified