Bar Exam Resources

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Whether you pass the bar exam will depend on your commitment, effort, and attitude, much more than your aptitude and raw talent.  You are preparing for the bar exam from the moment you walk into law school.  Work hard, study smart, and believe in yourself, and the bar will be just another test among the many tests you have faced in your life time.


  • A decision has been made regarding the site of the administration of the July 2015 bar examination.  The exam will be held July 28-30, 2015, at the Roberts Centre next to I-71 at Rt. 68.  The center is located between Columbus and Cincinnati on I-71.  It is an approximately 50 minute drive from downtown Columbus and downtown Cincinnati and about a 30 minute drive from downtown Dayton.  For those familiar with the Jeffersonville outlet mall, the center is south of the outlet mall exit and about a 10-15 minute drive from the exit.  The center is also located very near Wilmington, Ohio.  Parking at the Roberts Centre is free.

  • Latest Video: Director of the Ohio Office of Bar Admissions and Ohio Bar Examiner talks about the bar exam - 3/18/2015.

  • For more videos go here.

Contact Information - Bar Exam Help

For help with the bar exam, contact Mary Jane McGinty, Diretor of Bar Exam Preparation, LB 147,, 216-687-2297

Cleveland-Marshall Review Courses/Workshops

Ohio Bar Examination Strategies and Tactics:  Law 701

Cleveland-Marshall students are encouraged to take the three credit hour Ohio Bar Examination Strategies and Tactics (OBEST) class.  Applicants who have taken the OBEST class have consistently out performed their peers who did not take the course.  The course uses Torts and Property as backdrops to discuss study tactics, and strategies for answering essay questions, MBE and MPT problems.  Students receive one-on-one feedback on their essay writing, MPT responses and bar exam study plans.  The course is offered on a pass/fail basis.  Preference for the Fall class will be given to those taking the February Bar Exam.  Preference for the Spring class will be given to those taking the July Bar Exam.

Multistate Performance Test Workshop

Because the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is so specialized, and because it is unlike most exams you've ever taken, Cleveland-Marshall offers a weekly MPT workshop during the eight weeks preceding the bar exam.  Participants receive individual feedback and advice on their practice MPTs, as well as discuss general strategies for attacking this particularly challenging part of the bar exam.

Faculty Bar Preparation Series

Cleveland-Marshall faculty recognize that teaching students in the classroom to think like lawyers and preparing applicants to take the bar exam often involve different goals.  For that reason, about three weeks before the bar exam, faculty members volunteer to make one hour presentations on testable issues in bar subjects and answer any questions the applicants may have.

Current Schedule - Faculty Bar Presentations




Revised 5/21/14