What Subjects are Tested on the California Bar exam?
So you're going to take the California bar exam. That means you are going to be getting really familiar with "bar exam law." That is, all the subjects the bar examiners might test you on. Specifically (*denotes MBE subject):
Business Associations (aka Corporations)
Agency & Partnership [considered to be part of Business Associations]
CA Civil Procedure
Contracts* (including UCC Articles 1 and 2, and Article 9 concerning fixtures)
Professional Responsibility (including the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility, the CA Rules of Professional Conduct, and relevant sections of the California Business and Professions Code)
Wills and Succession
Although this list may appear to be overwhelming, don’t panic! When you begin your substantive review of the law, you will find that you already have a good head start. Depending on the coursework you took in law school, some of the law will be a quick review. Other bar subjects, however, may be completely new to you. In that case, you will need to start from scratch to learn the law. This is a very common situation to be in since few people take every bar subject in law school.
Having a plan for doing your substantive review will be key to keeping calm as you dig into all this material. There will be times when it seems completely overwhelming. Just trust the plan, and know that by doing each day's work, you WILL get through the material and be prepared on exam day. If you are using a bar prep course or a tutor, they will provide you with a schedule. If you are studying on your own and need a plan to follow, FCK THE BAR will walk you through prep step by step.