Study for the bar exam by playing a game

May 25, 2011
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You could spend a lot of money preparing for your bar exam on books and courses, but that’s boring. Who wants to read books when you can play “Passing the Bar,” a board game I discovered while flipping through the SkyMall magazine this weekend on my flight home.

It looks like a cross between Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly, with game pieces from Sorry. For $119, the game includes 350 Multistate Bar Examination cards with legal questions modeled after the MBE, and 100 “Justice Cards” that feature celebrity run-ins with the law, famous verdicts, and movie quotes from courtroom dramas. Because the bar exam is going to ask you about “A Few Good Men” or “Kramer vs. Kramer.”

You can also buy an additional box of game cards, with 450 questions from previous bar exams.

The game’s three reviews are all positive and say it’s a fun way to study for the exam. The makers also say not only is it the perfect gift for law students, but fun for lawyers, too.

I want to know if anyone owns this game or has actually played it. Is it a worthy study tool or is it really just a good gift for someone in the law?

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