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Resources for Bar Exam Preparation

Many students are unsure how best to prepare for the bar examination. Nearly all students planning to take the bar exam enroll in one or more Bar Review courses. Bar Review courses are classes that prepare students for a bar exam through review of the substantive law learned in law school, and exam strategies. Many companies both in and out of California offer a variety of courses, workshops and online tutorials. Students should thoroughly research these options before selecting a course.

Students are encouraged to discuss their Bar Review course options with the Director of Academic Success, Christopher Ide-Don who can be reached at

Online Resources for Bar Exam Preparation

The State Bar of California

Bar Exam information for the State of California. Includes past essay and performance test examinations, requirements for entry into the profession and moral character application information.

ABA Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

An overview of the bar admission requirements and most bar exam components, provided by the American Bar Association.

National Conference of Bar Examiners

The NCBE is a non-profit organization the develops standardized tests for admission to the bar in the United States. They are responsible for creating the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) section of the bar exam, as well as the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam.