Welcome all law students from throughout the United States. When studying for law school exams, use bar exam material.
Visit the state bar’s site where you intend to take the bar. In California, the past exams also contain model answers. It is suggested you practice essay writing using these gratuitous resources. For law students that plan to take the California Bar Exam, use this link to access previously released exams: Past Bar Exam Essays.
Law students that do not plan on taking the California bar can also benefit from a selected category of these California-based exams. There are seven subjects that are multi-state applicable. The corresponding law used is generally accepted fundamental legal principles as defined by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. These subjects also appear on the Multistate Bar Examination (“MBE”). Here are the seven multi-state subjects:
1. Civil Procedure – Legal Principle: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;
2. Constitutional Law – Legal Principle: United States Constitution;
3. Contracts/Remedies – Legal Principle: Either Common Law or Uniform Commercial Code;
4. Criminal Law and Procedure – Legal Principle: Varies between US Constitution, Common Law, MPC, and based on generally accepted fundamental legal principles;
5. Evidence – Legal Principle: Federal Rules of Evidence;
6. Real Property – Legal Principle: Common Law or generally accepted fundamental legal principles;
7. Torts/Remedies – Legal Principle: Common Law or generally accepted fundamental legal principles;
Also, if you are in law school and will not take the California exam, do not write essays based on California law. The call of the question will state whether California law should be used. The following subjects are to be skipped:
1. Civil Procedure – Law applied: California Code of Civil Procedure;
2. Evidence – Law Applied: California Evidence Code.
Click on this link for previously released California bar essay exams: Past Essay Exams.
Disclaimer: Past exams found here are the intellectual property of the State Bar of California. The property is used here in accordance with all written regulations. Furthermore, any subject mentioned above may fall under generally accepted fundamental legal principles. Last, Jurax does not make any representation guaranteeing any type of results.