Law Library Resources - Bar Exam

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This page lists resources available from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library and from commercial web sites. See the Law Library's Study Aids Guide for subject specific help .


The Ohio Supreme Court web site has bar exam essay questions from 1997-current. Answers and MPT questions are included starting with February 2011. 

Ohio Bar Examination: Essay Questions and Selected Answers. KFO76 .Z9 O553 [Law Library has 1992, 1994 - current] Contains the essay questions given on the designated exam along with actual applicant answers. If the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) was part of the examination, it will include two MPT questions and sample applicant answers. The Law Library also has on Reserve a binder which arranges these essay questions by topic from February 1997 through February 2006 - see KFO76 .Z9 O456.

A booklet of Bar Exam Questions and Selected Answers may also be purchased by sending $10 to: Office of Bar Admissions, Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Indicate whether you want the February or July exam questions and answers.

Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, Outline of Subjects Tested on Essay Portion of Ohio Bar Examination. KFO76 .Z9 O8546 [Law Library has 1984,1985, 1987, 1997, 1999 - November 2002 (most recent version posted on Ohio Supreme Court web site)] Outlines the subjects tested on the essay portion of the Ohio Bar Examination, in order "to provide a guide to the bar examiners in drafting essay questions for the exam." Note: The Outline of Subjects is no longer published. The current list of subjects tested appears in Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, Rule 1: Admission to the Practice of Law, Section 5, Ohio Bar Examination.


The Bar Exam in a Nutshell. KF303 .D37 2016

Bar Exam Mind: A Strategy Guide for an Anxiety-Free Bar Exam. KF303 .R32 2011

The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success. KF303 .F75 2008

If I Don't Pass the Bar I'll Die: 73 Ways to Keep Stress and Worry from Affecting Your Performance on the Bar Exam. KF303 .L37 2008

MBE: Beginning your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam. KF303 .E45 2011

Pass the Bar. KF303 .R54 2006 Student Favorite!

Pass the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic & Professional Goals. KF303 .B45 2013

The 7 Steps to Bar Exam Success: The Strategy Guide for Passing Your Bar Exam with Greater Confidence, in Less Time, and with Less Stress than the Rest. KF303 .S255 2013

CALI Library of Lessons

Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers. KF388 .N5 [Library has 1993-2013] Each biannual issue contains three or more selected state bar exams, and may include official answers.

The Lawyer's Almanac.  KF190 .L3625 [Library has 2008-2014] Has maps of states using the Multistate tests, required passing scores, and bar examination statistics. Also includes a list of state bar associations.

The Bar Examiner. K2 .A74 National Conference of Bar Examiners quarterly magazine on bar admission issues.



Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE:

Emanuel MBE Refresher Course 2009-2010. KF303 .E43 2009 Includes a practice test, 7 subject volumes, 7 DVD lectures, 6 outlines, and a review booklet.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) Review. [Rigos Bar Review Series ] KF303 .R54 [Library has 2008-2009 and 2010 versions.]

Strategies & Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method. KF303 .F56 2010. Over 1,100 multiple-choice, MBE-style questions and answers, as well as strategies and tactics for tackling the MBE.

Strategies & Tactics for the MBE: Multistate Bar Exam. KF303 .W345 2013 Shows how to analyze questions, then outlines strategies and tactics for each subject. Includes 200-question practice exam, with answers and explanations.

Strategies & Tactics for the MBE 2: Multistate Bar Exam. KF303 .W3451 2013 Over 390 MBE-format multiple-choice questions and detailed answers explaining correct and incorrect choices.

Multistate Workbook: PMBR Multistate Specialist. KF303 .M88 [Library has 1994, 1999, and 2006 versions in various formats.] Hours of audio lectures on Constitutional Law, Contracts, Property, Torts, Criminal Law, and Evidence, as well as CDs and flash cards.


The MPT, Multistate Performance Test. KF 303 .M82 [Library has 1998-2001 versions.] Reprints of MPT Exams administered in states that use the MPT. Includes point sheets that "describe the factual and legal points encompassed in the lawyering task, and outlines issues and points that may be addressed by examinee." Note: point sheets are NOT official grading guides.

Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Review. [Rigos Bar Review Series ] KF303. M855 [Library has 2008-2010 versions] Seven simulated exam questions, categorized by topic, with full sample answers. Includes chapters devoted to each popular MPT-format question. Identifies common pitfalls and traps.


MPRE Review Lecture Outline & Released MPRE Questions with Answer Key. [Supreme Bar Review] KF303 .M67 2004 Includes comprehensive lecture outline, lecture handout, released MPRE questions, and explanatory answer key to released questions, as well as a 3 hour and 50 minute DVD. The lecturer is C|M|Law Professor Stephen Lazarus. See also the Supreme Bar Review Free MPRE Prep lecture online (also featuring C|M|Law Professor Stephen Lazarus).

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) Review. [Rigos Bar Review Series] KF306 .M85 [Library has 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 versions.]

Professional Responsibility : Barbri bar review. KF306.Z9 W93 2009 Includes minireview, practice exam and model answers.

Uniform Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) review. [Rigos Bar Review Series] KF306 .M85 [Library has 2010-2011 version.] Outlines, sample questions, acronyms for memorization, includes CD-Rom containing question maps and drills.

Commercial Web Sites

AmeriBar - State-specific products for bar exam preparation. Has a Free MPRE Course.

BAR/BRI Bar Review - State-specific products for bar exam preparation and law school success. Has a free MPRE Review Course. See also its bLAWgical Thinking blog.

Kaplan Bar Review - State-specific products for bar exam preparation, and products for law school success. Has a free MPRE Review Course.

Supreme Bar Review - Products for bar exam preparation. Has a Free MPRE Prep online lecture (featuring C|M|Law Professor Stephen Lazarus). See also its blog (aka Bar Exam Study Tips blog).

Themis Bar Review - State-specific products for bar exam preparation, and products for law school success. Has a free MPRE Review course.




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