Passing the Uniform Bar Examination requires mastering hundreds of rules, studying countless cases, memorizing myriad tests and becoming proficient in their deployment. Selecting the right study tool is critical to success.
This guide to passing the Uniform Bar Exam is an essential resource on any law student's bookshelf. Packed with concise overviews of black letter law, it is ideal for bar exam mastery. It covers nearly 1,000 key cases frequently tested on the Multistate Bar Examination and, by extension, the Uniform Bar Exam. A detailed glossary covers the most frequent terms that students will encounter in bar prep. Streamlined outlines on business associations, constitutional law, contracts and UCC, criminal law and procedure, evidence, federal civil procedure, real property and torts highlight the essential subjects tested on the Multistate Essay Examination.
ABOUT THE UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION
The Uniform Bar Exam consists of three parts:
- The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), a standardized, multiple-choice examination.
- The Multistate Essay Examination, a collection of essay questions largely concerning the common law administered as a part of the bar examination in 26 jurisdictions.
- The Multistate Performance Test, a written performance test developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and used in 33 U.S. jurisdictions.
At the time of publication of this Guide, the Uniform Bar Exam, which offers portability of scores across state lines, has been adopted in 25 jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia. State-specific bar examinations will likely be phased out as the Uniform Bar Examination continues to expand into new jurisdictions.