Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

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Bar Exam Resource Guide

This resource guide highlights important information and services for Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students as they prepare to take the bar examination in Arizona or elsewhere.


Arizona Bar Exam Information

Bar Exam Information for Other States and the Patent Bar

Multistate Bar Examinations

  • The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)
    The NCBE is the non-profit corporation that develops and prepares the Multistate sections of bar examinations. The four multistate exams include the MBE, MPT, MPRE, and MEE. Their web site contains information on each test and study aids.
  • MBE (Multistate Bar Examination)
    The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is a six-hour, two-hundred question multiple-choice examination covering contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, and real property. 
  • MEE (Multistate Essay Exam)
    The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) is a collection of 30-minute essay questions and is administered by participating jurisdictions on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. The MEE offers nine questions per examination, with most jurisdictions selecting six questions from the nine. 
  • MPT Multistate Performance Test
    The MPT consists of two 90-minute skills questions covering legal analysis, fact analysis, problem solving, resolution of ethical dilemmas, organization and management of a lawyering task, and communication. 
  • MPRE Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
    The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a sixty question, two-hour and five minute, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year. 

Commercial Bar Review Courses & Programs

Bar review courses, such as those listed below, offer preparation for the Bar Exam. Inclusion in this list is for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.



PMBR Preliminary Multistate Bar Review


Themis Bar Review

Patent Bar Study

BAR Plus Bar Review

Celebration Bar Review

Jim Longacre's Pass the Patent Bar

Pieper NY Multistate Bar Review Ltd.

Beat the Bar.Com

Fleming's Fundamentals of Law

Reed's MultiState Bar Review

Supreme Bar Review

The Bar Code

Patent Education Series

Practising Law Institute Patent Bar Review


Non-Commercial Resources Dedicated to Bar Exam Preparation


Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Bar Prep Series

The Bar Prep Series was designed to help law students improve their performance on the Arizona Bar Exam. The series was organized by Professor Michael Berch of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in response to requests by third-year law students. Streaming video versions of each class are available as well as audio podcasts on iTunes University. The series looks at the past five years of bar exams and includes the following topics:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law/Arizona and Federal
  • Community Property
  • Contracts
  • Corporations, Partnerships & Other Business Organizations
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure/Constitutional Aspects
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Property
  • Studying for the Bar Exam
  • Torts
  • Trusts & Wills
  • Uniform Commercial Code

Law Library Study Skills Collection
The Law Library has a Study Skills Collection that has materials to help you study for the bar exam. A selection of materials includes the following:

The Study Skills Collection also includes the following series with separate volumes available in bar exam subject areas.

  • Concepts and Insights
  • Concise Hornbook Series
  • Examples and Explanations
  • Hornbook Series (West)
  • Mastering Series (Carolina Academic Press)
  • Nutshells
  • Understanding Series

Please use the ASU Libraries Catalog to search for specific bar exam materials. Ask a Librarian if you need assistance finding materials.

Study Advice

CALI Lessons
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law subscribes to the CALI Library of Lessons tutorials. CALI tutorials, written by law faculty and librarians from American law schools, are reviewed and revised on a regular basis. The lessons are designed to help you become accustomed to taking multiple-choice examinations and provide feedback to your answers. To access the law school's subscription to CALI, please visit our Using CALI  website. Many of the over 300 CALI tutorials cover bar subjects.

Bar Exam Humor

Please direct questions or comments to Leslie A. Pardo, Head of Access Services, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.


updated 04/2014







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