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Bar Exam Preparation Resources

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Prepared by David L. McFadden
Senior Reference Librarian, Leigh H. Taylor Law Library

Study Guides and Test Preparation
Bar Exams - Generally and Non-California
California Bar Exams
Multistate Bar Exams
Internet Resources

Below is a list of materials available in the Southwestern library that can be used to help prepare for the Bar Exam.

I. Study Guides and Test Preparation

  • J.P. Davis, How to Pass the Bar Exam [Reserve & Main KF 303 D38 1989b]
  • Darrow-Kleinhaus, Suzanne, Bar Exam in a Nutshell 2003 [Reserve KF 303 D37 2003]
  • Mary Campbell Gallagher, Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays 1991, 1996 & 2006 [Main KF 303 G35]
  • Edna Wells Handy, You Can Pass Any Bar Exam 1997 [Main KF 303 H36 1997]
  • Chester H. Smith, How to Answer Law Examinations 1946 [Main KF 303 S6 1946]
  • Denise Riebe, Pass the Bar 2006 [Reserve KF 303 R54 2006]
  • Ricky Thomas, Guidebook to Bar Review Course and Review Preparation 1984 [Main KF 303 T57 1984]
  • John J. Talamo, Mastering the MBE: Test-Taking Strategies for Scoring High on the Multistate Bar Exam 2002 [Reserve Kf 303 T35 2002]
  • Loretta Walder, Pass This Bar: A Readiness Guide For Bar Examination Preparation 1982 [Main KF 303 W34 1982]
  • Kimm Walton & Steve Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE: Multistate Bar Exam 2003 [Reserve KF 303 W345 2003]


II. Bar Exams - Generally and Non-California


III. California Bar Exams

  • Jeff Adachi, BAR/BRI California Essay Exam Practice Workbook 1997 & 2000 [Reserve & Main KF 303.C3 B353]
  • BAR/BRI Bar Review, California 1998, 2000 & 2001 [Reserve & Main KF 303.C3 B35]
  • Barpassers 1994 & 1999 [Reserve & Main KF 303 C3 B36]
  • Barpassers: California Course Materials [Reserve KF 303 C3 B363 1999]
  • Barpassers: California Performance Test Workbook [Reserve KF 303 C3 B366 1999]
  • Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, California Bar Examination: Performance Test 1983-2002 [Reserve & Main KF 303 C3 C3]
  • Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, California Bar Examination Performance Tests and Selected Answers 1983- [Reserve & Main KF 303 C3 P47]
  • Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, Essay Questions and Selected Answers: California First-Year Law Students' Examination [Reserve KF 303 C3]
  • Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California, Essay Questions and Selected Answers: From the California Bar Examination [Reserve KF 303 E88]
  • The Conviser Mini Review: California 1997 & 2000 [Reserve & Main 303 C3 C66]
  • Performance Test Workbook 1997 & 2000 [Reserve & Main KF 303.C3 P472]
  • Upper Level Review [Reserve KF 303 U66 2002]
  • Upperclass Review [Main KF 303 U66 1998]


IV. Multistate Bar Exams

  • BAR/BRI Multistate Coordinating Committee, Multistate BARBRI Bar Review 1997, 1998 & 2000 [Reserve & Main KF 303 M854]
  • Gilbert 6-day "Early Bird" Multistate Exam Workshop: Workbook 1997 [Reserve KF 303 G55 1997]
  • Gilbert Multistate Exam Workshop: Workbook 1995-1997 [Reserve & Main KF 303 G553]
  • Multistate Testing BARBRI Bar Review 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003 & 2005 [Reserve & Main KF 303 M86]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, MBE Questions and Analysis 1995-1998, 2001 [Reserve KF 303 M744]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, MBE Questions 1993-1996, 1997 [Reserve KF 303 M745 1997]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Multistate Bar Examination: MBE Information Booklet 1991 & 2000 [Reserve KF 303 M8]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Multistate Bar Examination Questions 1974 - 1992 (with gaps) [Reserve KF 303 M85]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Multistate Performance Test 1997-2001 (with gaps) [Reserve KF 303 M856]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Multistate Performance Tests and Point Sheets 1997-2001 [Reserve KF 303 M858]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Sample MBE 1991 [Reserve KF 303 S252 1995]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Sample MBE II Package 1991 [Reserve KF 303 S254 1997]
  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Xenophanes v. Thompson: Multistate Performance Test 1993 [Reserve KF 303 S258 1996]
  • PMBR Multistate Workbook 2005 [Reserve KF 303 M865 2005]


V. Internet Resources


A. California:


B. General and Gateways:


External sites are not endorsed by Southwestern
and are provided for informational purposes only.