There are mixed perceptions when it comes to what were often referred to as “commercial outlines” or “commercial study aids” for use on finals in Law School. Some readers may have used them with varying degrees of success.
However, I have heard and read many positive things about Critical Pass Flash Cards and recently met up with a friend who had purchased them. I was impressed with the quality of the cards, and liked that they were color-coded because I have long used color-coding as a study tool. Further, if your bar prep course or understanding of a specific topic differs from what the card says, the back of the cards are lined and spacious enough for supplemental notes, writing a slightly different rule, noting a question to ask a former Professor or someone with your Bar Prep Course, etc. These flashcards cover the 7 MBE Topics on the Bar Exam; in other words, they can be beneficial and their material tested on any Bar Exam in the country, not just the UBE, which this website primarily focuses on.
The reason for this post is that Critical Pass is currently having a sale whereby you can receive both the physical flashcards and the Critical Pass Mobile Application. According to their homepage, this deal will currently save anyone who orders them $99.99 by giving immediate access to their mobile application with the purchase of their physical flashcards. On top of that deal, Critical Pass (as of today) is currently listing their sales price for their flashcards as $149.99, a further twenty dollars in savings from their original price of $169.99, and it is noted that their product has been updated for the July 2017 Bar Exams.
If you follow the first link to the Critical Pass homepage above and navigate through their website, you can read reviews from prior students who made use of Critical Pass, read about their methodology, F.A.Q’s, their disclaimer, and view samples.
I felt this information was worth sharing in a post due to the apparent bargain being offered now. While I would be lying if I said I was not considering making the purchase to supplement my studying, I like that the cards are informative, can be customized, that the mobile application is temporarily included (for one year) on top of the sale they seem to be having, do not interpret this post as a suggestion to spend additional money or an endorsement as to the efficacy of the product – I have no means by which to judge them at this time. I did feel that it was worth mentioning, though, and in line with the current focus of this website.
If you would like to purchase Critical Pass Flashcards, I would recommend doing so while the aforementioned sales are still available. If you are interested in making a purchase, my friend forwarded a link that he received after his purchase. Get $10 off here: http://criticalpass.refr.cc/ubestudying
Finally, in the interest of full disclosure and incorporating a disclaimer of our own, my friend does receive a $10.00 paypal credit for every person that uses the above extra discount and free shipping (I would assume the free shipping does not apply to any rushed shipping, probably only standard shipping). Finally, no current contributors to this website are employed by or affiliated with Critical Pass and the positive opinions expressed are my own, based on my observations, research, and the timing of their sales as well as the additional $10.00 discount and free shipping.
Any decision to purchase Critical Pass flashcards or other products of theirs are therefore your own and should be made after doing your own research. In the meantime, if anyone has used the cards in the past please feel free to comment your opinion on them via a comment or our “Contact” page.