About the California Bar

Passing the bar requires specialized writing skills.

The New July Format


You may have heard that California is moving to a 2 day bar in July 2017.

3
1 hour essays in the morning
2
1 hour essays in the afternoon
1
90 minute practical test in the afternoon
50%
of the overall score is writing
77%
of the writing is essays
Day 2 is entirely multiple choice MBE questions

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