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This guide outlines bar exam preparation materials available to NCCU law students.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Selected General Bar Prep Guides

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The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam - Chad Noreuil
Call Number: KF303 .N673 2011
ISBN: 9781594609343
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Preparation for the Bar Exam. Chapters include: Preparing for the journey -- Knowing your true self -- Your presence is requested -- Noreuil's top ten tips for essay writing -- Studying for the multi state bar exam -- Noreuil's top ten tips for the MBE -- Handling negativity and bumps along the path -- Knowing your universe -- After the exam.~~~

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MBE: Beginning Your Campaign the Pass the Bar - Keith Elkin
Call Number: KF303 .E45 2011
ISBN: 9780735509962
MBE: Beginning Your Campaign To Pass The Bar Exam explains how to think about organizing, learning and applying the vast amount of material bar exam

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Acing the bar exam : a checklist approach to taking the bar exam - Darrow-Kleinhaus, Suzanne.
Call Number: KF303 .D369 2008
ISBN: 9780314177063
Tips on bar study habits, selecting a comprehensive review course, effective use of time, and advice for those who are taking the bar exam a second time.


General Admission and Exam Information

Most states require bar exam applicants to complete a lengthy application along with a series of exams which typically include the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), and a series of essay questions. Some jurisdictions may also test practical skills. The resources below link to basic information about application procedures to the North Carolina Bar, along with links to information about the various parts of the exam and general bar exam admission requirements for most U.S. jurisdictions. 

  • National Conference of Bar Examiners
    Includes statistics on bar passage, some free and for-purchase practice questions, and information about the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
    • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)— “a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination covering contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, and real property."  You can download the 2014 Information Booklet below or see it online by clicking here.
    • Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)—“a collection of 30-minute essay questions administered by participating jurisdictions on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. The MEE offers nine questions per examination, with most jurisdictions selecting six questions from the nine.” Topics include Business Associations, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates, and Uniform Commercial Code. You can download the 2013 Information Booklet below or see it online by clicking here.
    • Multistate Performance Test (MPT)—“consists of two 90-minute skills questions covering legal analysis, fact analysis, problem solving, resolution of ethical dilemmas, organization and management of a lawyering task, and communication.” You can download the 2013 Information Booklet below or see it online by clicking here.
    • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)—“a 60-question, two-hour-and-five-minute, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year.” You can download the 2013 Information Booklet below or see it online by clicking here.  
  • Bar Exam Brief
    Links to news and information about the bar exam from across the country.

About this Guide

This guide was created by Dave Hansen and is updated by the NCCU Law Library Reference Department. 

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