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Bar Exam Resources

The Georgetown Law Library has a collection of resources on the bar exam and best practices for preparing for the bar exam.


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Library Resources


  • Annual Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers (1981 - present), KF303 . A55
  • The Bar Exam in a Nutshell, by Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus KF303 .D37 2009
  • The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success, by Steven I. Friedland KF303 .F75 2008
  • Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirementsby American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar : National Conference of Bar ExaminersKF302.A15 C66
  • 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, by Rosemary La Puma KF303 .L3
  • MBE: Beginning Your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam, by Keith Elkin, KF303.E45
  • Multistate Bar Examination Questions, by National Conference of Bar ExaiminersKF303 .N37
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) Review , KF306 .M85
  • Pass The Bar, by Denise Riebe and Michael Hunter SchwartzKF303 .R54
  • Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays, by Mary Campbell GallagherKF303 .G36
  • Strategies and Tactics for the MBE, by Kimm Walton and Steve EmanuelKF303 .W345
  • Strategies and Tactics for the MPRE : Multistate Professional Responsibility Examby Alex Ruskell, KF306.Z9 E63
  • The Zen of Passing the Bar, by Chad NoreuilKF303.N673


For more resources, conduct a subject search of Gulliver using the following subject headings:

  • Admission to the Bar -- United States
  • Bar Examinations
  • Bar Examinations -- (insert state name here)
  • Bar Examinations -- United States
  • Law Examinations -- United States


Citations to over 100 law review articles are available in the Legal Periodicals & Books database by conducting a Subject Search for "Bar Examinations". Some of the recent articles which may be of interest include:

  • Gary S. Rosin, Unpacking the Bar: Of Cut Scores and Competence, 32 J. Legal Prof. 67 (2008).
  • Denise Riebe, A Bar Review for Law Schools: Getting Students on Board To Pass Their Bar Exams, 45 Brandeis L. J. 269 (2007).
  • Keith A. Kaufman, et. al., Passing the Bar Exam: Psychological, Educational, and Demographic Predictors of Success, 57 J. Legal Educ. 205 (2007).
  • Charles H. Whitebread, Making the Bar Review Fun, 9 Green Bag 263 (2006).
  • Rethinking the Licensing of New Attorneys - An Exploration of Alternatives to the Bar Exam, 20 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 813 (2004).
  • Barbara M. Anscher, Turning Novices into Experts: Honing Skills for the Performance Test, 24 Hamline L. Rev. 224 (2001).