Previously Released Bar Exam Essay Questions

Welcome to the past essays directory. Keep in mind that the specific grade for the sample responses was not provided by the State Bar of California.

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One-Hour Essays

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90 Minute Performance Tests

July 2017 PT
February 2018 PT
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February 2019 PT
July 2019 PT

2017 Sample 90-minute Performance Test Sample Answer Link.

Multistate Performance Test. Property of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

MPT 2002
MPT 1: State v. Tweedy

MPT February 2009
MPT 1: Phoenix Corporation v. Biogenesis, Inc.
MPT 2: Ronald v. Department of Motor Vehicles
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MPT July 2009
MPT 1: Jackson v. Franklin Sports Gazette, Inc.
MPT 2: In re City of Bluewater
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MPT February 2010
MPT 1: State of Franklin v. McLain
MPT 2: Logan v. Rios
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MPT July 2010
MPT 1: In re Hammond
MPT 2: City of Ontario
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MPT February 2011
MPT 1: Butler v. Hill
MPT 2: In re Magnolia County
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MPT July 2011
MPT 1: In re Field Hogs, Inc.
MPT 2: In re Social Networking Inquiry
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MPT February 2012
MPT 1: Franklin Resale Royalties Legislation
MPT 2: In re WPE Property Development, Inc.
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MPT July 2012
MPT 1: State of Franklin v. Soper
MPT 2: Ashton v. Indigo Construction Co.
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MPT February 2013
MPT 1: In re Wendy Martel
MPT 2: In re Guardianship of Will Fox
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MPT July 2013
MPT 1: Monroe v. Franklin Flags Amusement Park
MPT 2: Palindrome Recording Contract
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See this link for more MPTs: MPTs and Score Sheets.

Also, here are MPTs from Georgia. I like these MPTs because the library does not have a two-column format for cases.

Disclaimer: Past exams found here are the property of the State Bar of California and the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The property is used here in accordance with all written regulations.

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