California Bar Examination

A guide to give students resources to prepare for the California State Bar Examination. Included in this guide are materials on admission, essays, performance tests, MBE (multi-state exam), and MPRE (multi-state professional responsibilities exam), etc.

Commercial Bar Exam Preparation Materials

Santa Clara Law makes no endorsements, recommendations, or suggestions for any commercial bar examination preparation course. This information is subject to change. Pricing is subject to change. Please check with the vendor for current information.  There is a more complete list of vendors/tutors available via The Office of Academic & Bar Success.

Name: Format: Price:
Includes a 6-day foundational course, 4-5 day full length exam and review, 36-day lecture period, and 14-day countdown to exam study plan.  Can be used either online or in-person. For California: $2,190.
Includes 8-weeks of courses, 4 "milestone exams" including 1 simulated MBE and 1 simulated essay, 20-minute lectures with assignment questions and model answers, personal exam adviser, and free mobile learning option.  This is online only. $1,695.
Includes 50 hours of lectures, over a 1000 MBE questions, 130 practice questions, 35 performance tests, outlines, and 2 essay revisions.  This operates on mobile devices (iOS only). $999.

This is a 6-7 week course that meets 5-6 times per week.  Contains a mixture of lecture, workshops, and simulated exams.  You may use this product either in-person or online. For California: $3,895


Free Materials

There are a number of materials freely available online that can assist you as you prepare for the bar exam:

Personal Tutoring

Heafey Law Library Research Team