Library Resources - Bar Exam

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This page lists law library resources and web sites. Most of the books and materials listed here are in Room A066, or on reserve at the Information Services Desk. See Study Aids Guide for subject specific help - both books and audio CDs


Ohio Supreme Court's web site has essay questions from 1997-current. Answers and MPT questions are available online starting with February 2011. 

Ohio Bar Examination: Essay Questions and Selected Answers KFO76 .Z9 O553 [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. KFO76 .Z9 O456.

The Questions and Answers may be purchased by sending $10 to: Bar Admissions Office, Ohio Supreme Court, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Please 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 [Library has 1984,1985, 1987, 1997, 1999 - November 2002 (most recent version posted on the Ohio Supreme Court's web site)] Outlines the subjects tested on the essay portion of the Ohio Bar Examination in order to provide a guide to bar examiners in drafting the essay questions. Note: the current list of subjects tested appears in Rules of Court for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, Rule 1: Admission to the Practice of Law, Section 5, Ohio Bar Examination.

Lecture by Marcia Mengel: Clerk of the Ohio Supreme Court [DVD] KFO76 M45 2006
Clerk Mengel explains to applicants what they may expect when they take the Ohio bar examination.


CALI Library of Lessons

The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success / Steven I. Frieland. KF303 .F75 2008

How to Pass When You Failed the Bar Exam : 40 Simple Ways to Improve Your Next Preparation / Michael J. Moiso. KF303 .M642

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 / Rosemary La Puma. KF303 .L37 2008

The Bar Exam in a Nutshell / Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus. KF303 .D37 2009

Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays / Mary Campbell Gallagher. KF303 .G35 2006

Pass the Bar!  (Student favorite) KF303 .R54 2006

Pass the bar exam : a practical guide to achieving academic & professional goals KF303 .B45 2013

1, 000 Days to the Bar, but the Practice of Law Begins Now (student favorite) KF272 .T66 2010

Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers. KF388 .N5 Each biannual issue contains three or more selected state bar exams, and may include official answers.

The Lawyer's Almanac.  KF190 .L3625 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.
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Patent Bar

The Best Test Preparation and Review Course, Patent Bar Exam: For Registration to Practice Before the U.S. Patent Office KF303 .B47 2000 Has tips and strategies for passing the patent bar, including two actual patent exams.




Steve Emanuel's Bootcamp for the MBE 2010:

  • Simulated MBE - 3 volumes - A.M. Session, P.M. Session, Q &A KF303 .S56 2010
  • Emanuel Confidential: For Your Last Few Hours Before the MBE KF303 .E42 2010
  • Emanuel's Essentials (2 volumes) KF303.E43 2010Questions and explanations with outline references organized by sub-topic to allow focus on your bar exam weaknesses so you can increase your knowledge for exam day.
  • MBE Self Assessment Test KF303.M34 2010
  • Separate volumes for Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts.

Emanuel MBE Refresher Course 2009-2010. KF303 .E43 2009 Includes a simulated MBE, 7 volumes for different subjects, 7 DVD lectures, 6 outlines and a review booklet.

Rigos Bar Review Series.  KF303 .R54  Has MBE review for contracts and UCC Art. 2, torts, real property and future interests, evidence, constitutional law, criminal law and criminal procedure, MPT review, and MPRE review.

Mastering the MBE: Test-Taking Strategies for Scoring High on the Multistate Bar Exam. KF303 .T35 Includes techniques on preparing for the Multistate Bar Exam and dealing with the bar exam in general.

Strategies and Tactics for the MBE: Multistate Bar Exam / Kimm Walton and Steve Emanuel. KF303 .W345 2006 Contains advice on how to answer different types of questions, as well as focus your studies for the most popular and trickiest MBE topics. Includes sample exams with answers and explanations.

Strategies & Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method. KF303 .F56 2010. Over one thousand MBE style questions and answers, as well as strategies and tips for tackling the MBE.

MBE: Beginning your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam / Keith Elkin. KF303 .E45 2011 How to organize your study materials, how to answer questions based on fact patterns, and common mistakes.

Multistate Workbook: PMBR Multistate Specialist.  KF303 .M88 Hours of audio lectures on the primary legal topics of Contracts, Property, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Torts, and Criminal Law. The set is comprehensive in its coverage of Multistate Bar Exam topics.

2014 MBE Information Booklet


The MPT, Multistate Performance Test. KF 303 .M82 Reprint of MPT Exams administered in states that use this test. 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 sheet is not an official grading guide.

Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Review. KF303. M855 Seven simulated exam questions, categorized by topic, with full sample answers. A chapter devoted to each popular MPT-format question. Identification of common pitfalls and traps.

2014 MPT Information Booklet


Supreme Bar Review: MPRE Review Lecture Outline & Released MPRE Questions with Answer Key. KF303 .M67 2004 Includes a comprehensive lecture outline, lecture handouts, released MPRE questions, and an explanatory answer key to released questions. Also includes a 3 hour and 50 minute DVD. The lecturer is C|M|Law professor Stephen Lazarus. See also free MPRE lectures online featuring Prof Lazarus at Free MRPE Prep.

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

Uniform multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE) review (Rigos Bar Review Series). Aspen Publishers KF306 .M85 2010-1011. Outlines, sample questions, acronyms for memorization, includes CD-Rom containing question maps and drills.

2013 MPRE Information Booklet

Web Sites

Bar Exam

Bar Exam Cafe is your online survival guide to taking the bar exam. Provides you with advice on every aspect of the bar exam. For current law students and law school graduates getting ready to take the bar exam anywhere in the United States.

Free MPRE Prep

Watch a free online video lecture to prepare you for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) featuring C|M|Law Professor Stephen Lazarus.


Serves students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success.



Updated, links checked BEC 5/23/2014


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