Resources - Bar Exam


I created this resource page so you can always come to for all of your bar exam needs. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.


The 7 Steps to Bar Exam Success Book



Get all the tips, strategies, and techniques needed to succeed on your bar exam!  A #1 Amazon Best-Seller with tons of 5-star reviews, this book is a must-have for any bar prep!



Bar Prep Programs:



  • A great alternative to the juggernaut Barbri. It’s comprised of former Barbri teachers and is almost 1/3 of the price, with very good pass rates. Click here for a full Themis review and comparison with other bar prep options.


  • Might be highest published pass rates amongst ALL bar takers, although, if you do your assignments, it appears Themis has a higher pass rate.  Also the least expensive.  Get a free copy of my book The 7 Steps to Bar Exam Success and the Bar Exam Mental Edge when you sign up for their program by clicking here! Exclusive for readers.

If you’re NOT taking a Bar Prep Program:

CA Practice Essays & Answer Bar/Bri Book

  • If you’re not taking a bar prep program, this is a must. It has many bar exam questions and great sample answers you can use to improve your answer. You can get similar ones for your jurisdiction on amazon.

The Goat’s Guide

  • If you’re not taking a bar exam prep program, this book is a must. It is authored by Jessica Klein from the Be a Goat bar exam blog. She passed on her second time and goes in depth on the steps needed to take and pass the CA bar exam if you’re not taking a bar exam prep program.  I personally read the book and think it’s great.  It also has a 5-star review on amazon!  Click here to save $15 on her book and use the discount code:94ZVXNQJ.  Exclusive for readers.

  • A must for all California takers! The founder compiled thousands of actual, graded, and scored bar exam essays from 2004 to Present day. You can compare your practice essays to these actual scored essays to see how you compare. Email me first ( or visit to save $15 on your sign up, then Sign up here!

Bar Code Cheat Sheets

  • These are considered GOLD by nearly all who purchase them.  Many have found them to be a valuable replacement to a bar prep course.


Books by Dr. Mary Gallagher

Taking the MPT Exam? Do you want more in-depth help writing essays? Be sure to check out all of Dr. Gallagher’s books.  They have great reviews on Amazon and have helped many people!

Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays – Dr. Mary Gallagher
Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test – Dr. Mary Gallagher

MBE Exam

This book from Emmanuel Bar Prep, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, is loved by Amazon Reviewers and helped many students pass the MBE portion of their bar exam.

Also, you can get a discount on the BarMax MBE course for only $424. Just email them ( and mention “DUSTIN”.


Bar Exam Mindset

Bar Exam Mental Edge

  • 5-disc audio collection that will help you feel more confident and less stressed during your bar prep.  The package uses guided visualization to program your subconscious mind to help you pass the bar exam.

Bar Exam Affirmation Audio

  • 24 minute affirmation audio to help reprogram your subconscious mind. (Included in the Mental Edge program).

Which Bar Exam Blogs to Read:

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Information Sites for helping people pass:

Tips from law school professors

Compare schools with bar exam passing results 

Mindset and the bar exam

NLP and the bar exam


Forums for Bar exam discussion:

Articles About the Bar Exam

A lady who failed the bar 13 times before passing

A student who blogged about what steps he took to pass

Another student who blogged about what steps he took to pass

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