Preparing for the Bar - Capital University Law School

Preparing for the Bar

  • This guide lists resources to help students prepare for the bar. All of the print materials are available in the law library at Capital University Law School.

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    Guides & Other Advice  Sample Exams & Questions:  Blogs & Other Websites: 


    Print – Guides & Other Advice:

    Ballantine's Problems in Law for Law School and Bar Examination Review: A Collection of Concrete Problems with Solutions, Covering Principal Legal Topics, by Henry Winthrop Ballantine (5th ed. 1975)
    Call Number: KF 388 .B3 1975
    Location: Third Floor Stacks

    Bar Exam in a Nutshell, by Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus (3d ed. 2016)
    Call Number: KF303 .D37 2016
    Location: Reserve

    Barron's How to Prepare for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), by Victor E. Schwartz (1977)
    Call Number: KF303 .S33
    Location: Third Floor Stacks

    Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam, by Wanda M. Temm (2d ed. 2018)
    Call Number: KF303 .T46 2018
    Location: Reserve

    The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success, by Steven I. Friedland, with Jeffrey Scott Shapiro (2008)
    Call Number: KF303 .F75 2008
    Location: Third Floor Stacks

    How to Pass the Bar Exam, by J.P. Davis (1989)
    Call Number: KF303 .D38 1989
    Location: Third Floor Stacks

    Pass the Bar, by Denise Riebe & Michael Hunter Schwartz (2006)
    Call Number: KF303 .R54 2006
    Location: Reserve

    Pass the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic and Professional Goals, by Sara J. Berman (2013)
    Call Number: KF303 .B45 2013
    Location: Reserve

    Pass This Bar: A Readiness Guide for Bar Examination Preparation, by Loretta Walder (1982)
    Call Number: KF303 .W34
    Location: Third Floor Stacks

    Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays, by Mary Campbell Gallagher (3d ed. 2006)
    Call Number: KF303 .G35 2006
    Location: Reserve

    A Short & Happy Guide to the MPRE, by Leah M. Christensen (2016)
    Call Number: KF303 .C48 2016
    Location: Reserve

    Strategies and Tactics for the MBE: Multistate Bar Exam, by Steven L. Emanuel (6th ed. 2016)
    Call Number: KF303 .W345 2016
    Location: Reserve

    Strategies and Tactics for the MPRE, by Alex Ruskell (6th ed. 2018)
    Call Number: KF306 .E46 2018
    Location: Reserve

    You Can Pass Any Bar Exam, by Edna Wells Handy (1997)
    Call Number: KF303 .H36 1997
    Location: Third Floor Stacks

    The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam, by Chad Noreuil (2011)
    Call Number: KF303 .N673 2011
    Location: Reserve


    Print – Sample Exams & Questions:

    Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers, by Institute for Bar Review Study (1979-2013)
    Call Number: KF 388 .N5
    Locations: Reserve Room (1994-2013), Third Floor Stacks (1979-1994)

    Multistate Bar Examination Questions, by National Conference of Bar Examiners (1987, 1992)
    Call Number: KF303 .N37 1992
    Location: Reserve Room

    Ohio Bar Examination: Sample Essay Questions and Selected Answers, by Ohio Supreme Court (1992-2018)
    Call Number: KFO 76 .O35
    Location: Reserve Room


    Online – Blogs and Other Websites (in alphabetical order):

    AdaptiBar Blog: 

    Bar Exam Insider Blog (Kaplan): 

    Bar Exam Toolbox:
           Bar Exam 101: 

    BarWrite Blog: 

    Law School Academic Support Blog: 

    Pass The Bar.Com: 


    Updated June 18, 2019.