Each essay questions is designed to measure your ability to analyze legal issues arising from fact situations. Graders of the Bar Exam look for your ability to:
Answers that merely state conclusions will receive little credit. In addition, unless a question expressly asks you to use California law, Bar Exam instructions advise that you should answer according to legal theories and principles of general application. The California State Bar provides online access to essay questions and selected answers from examinations . For your convenience, links to PDF files for the essay questions and selected answers for the last three years are provided below.
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