Welcome

The bar exam study materials on this site are provided free of charge as a service to law students. Most of the diagrams are presented in both jpg and pdf form. If you are studying for the bar exam or law school exams, you might want to print these out and paper your walls with them.

Contracts Big Picture diagramContracts Big Picture Contracts RemediesContracts Remedies Criminal Procedure Big Picture 1Criminal Procedure
Inchoate Crimes Elements and Defenses 1Inchoate Crimes Conspiracy diagramConspiracy diagramConspiracy Bill of RightsBill of Rights
Constitutional Law Step One JusticiabilityConstitutional Law First Amendment Freedom of ExpressionFreedom of Expression Real Property Present EstatesEstates in Land
Leasehold Privity: Leasehold and AssignmentLeasehold Privity Implied Negative Reciprocal ServitudePrivity in Covenants Corporations: Organization & Formation, Operation & ManagementCorporations
Evidence Big Picture FlowchartEvidence Remedies: Legal, Equitable, RestitutionaryRemedies Wason Selection TaskFun with Logic

I created these diagrams and used them to study for the July 2006 California bar exam. I passed. That said, I make no guarantee of accuracy or suitability for your purposes.

All of the materials on this site are copyright 2013 by Brendan Conley. The materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You may reproduce them for noncommercial purposes provided you credit the source. If you reproduce them online, please provide a link back to this site. You may also edit and improve them provided you share the results in the same way. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for improvements to the diagrams, please Leave a Reply on the site or email me at brendan@brendanconley.com. I also enjoy hearing from law students who have used the diagrams to study for exams. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.

Sincerely,
Brendan Conley

8 thoughts on “Welcome

    1. Thanks Michael! There’s Just the Rules for Torts as well. Those were subjects from my first year of law school. I guess at that point in my studies I thought I needed to write out all the rules, and later I didn’t. What I present here is by no means complete. Just passing along whatever I have. Good luck in your studies!

  1. Brendan : thank you for your big picture subject graphs and charts. My question Brendan is did you answer the evidence essay questions by memorizing your evidence chart? form 1…..form 2…..etc. ?

    1. Hi Marc! For me, the big picture flowcharts were helpful for reminding myself that I really do have everything I need in my head. So if I’m finding myself lost on an evidence essay question, I can take a deep breath and remember that there are really only five things I have to consider: the Form of any Question, Relevance, Presentation, Hearsay and Privileges. Addressing those things in that order keeps an essay answer organized. As for the task of memorizing the details at each step, I would say yes, the charts can be helpful for that as well. I had them posted on the walls of my apartment, so for instance I could run through the list of objections in my head, then glance up at the chart to check whether I remembered them all correctly. But flashcards (paper or electronic) are also helpful for memorization, and spaced repetition works wonders. Good luck!

      1. Thank you Brendan for your quick response. Yes I will try reviewing my evidence and
        other subjects in a big Picture format. I also really like your criminal law , contracts and
        remedies. I’m a visual learner so I better start using visuals.

  2. To echo previous comments, THANK YOU for these study aids. Bar prep courses are helpful, but your “big picture” charts and other concise illustrations are the cherries on top of outline sundaes.

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