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California Bar Exam Prep

This guide provides resources to assist JD students in taking the California Bar Exam.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

Multistate Bar Exam

The MBE is developed and graded by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The MBE consists of an objective six-hour examination containing 200 multiple-choice questions, which are administered in two, three-hour sessions during which 100 multiple-choice questions are presented. The exam consists of questions in the following areas of law:

  • Civil Procedure (February 2015 - )
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

MBE Instructions

2019 MBE Subject Matter Outline

MBE study aids, including two online practice exams.

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