Where do you find essays and performance tests from past exams to practice on?
Rather than have you go hunting for them or flip through your bar course materials, I’ve compiled past exams for California and UBE jurisdictions.
California: Here are downloadable California bar exam essays and selected answers going back to 2001, and California performance tests (PTs) and selected answers.
👉 See also the essay answer bank for real graded answers.
👉 CA essays – frequency chart and issue chart (use this to find when topics were tested).
|CA essays and selected answers||90-minute CA PTs and selected answers|
For more PT practice, see below for MPTs similar to these
UBE: Here are some places you can find past MEE questions and answers, past MPT questions and answers, and MEE and MPT analyses.
- Free MEE questions and analyses from NCBE (from 5-10 years ago)
- Free MPT questions and point sheets from NCBE (from 5-10 years ago)
- If you want the official analyses for more recent ones, you can find them in the MEE study aids (paid)
- Some state bar websites post plenty of essays, MPTs, and selected answers
- Arkansas MEE and MPT questions and best answers (2013 and on)
- Minnesota’s representative good answers (last few years)
- New York Past Exam Essay Questions with Sample Candidate Answers (2016 July and on)
- Georgia Essay (not MEE) and MPT Questions and Selected Answers (2011 July and on include MPT questions and sample answers)
- Check your own state bar website to see if it offers questions and selected answers