Bar Exam Resources Guide

This Guide was created to assist W&L law students in preparing for the bar exam.

Helpful Information

Contact us!

For additional information on print and electronic resources available to you and the information on this Guide, please contact a librarian at LawRef@wlu.edu

For additional information on W&L bar courses, the bar exam components, studying assistance and tips, creating a bar exam study schedule, etc., please contact Prof. Reid Flinn at FlinnCR@wlu.edu

For questions regarding the bar exam application process or materials, please contact Dean Trenya Mason at MasonT@wlu.edu

Looking for a Notary?

In the Law School:

Sue Coffey, Lewis Hall 233A (540-458-8981 or CoffeyS@wlu.edu)

Brianne Kleinert, Lewis Hall 245 (540-458-8567 or KleinertB@wlu.edu

Sheryl Salm, Lewis Hall 105 (540-458-8482 or SalmS@wlu.edu)

Other Notaries on W&L's campus are listed online

General Resources

The creator of many bar exam components, as well as the UBE, is the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The NCBE website (www.ncbex.org) is the home to a wealth of information regarding the bar exam and the MPRE (i.e., exam information and content, study aidsrecent announcementsexam statistics, etc.).  

The Law School has a series of informative bar exam videos on the W&L Law YouTube channel:

  • Bar Exam Overview presentation – This program is a general introduction to the bar exam and will provide an overview of subjects tested in various jurisdictions, a basic MBE and bar essay primer, and some guidelines regarding how best to plan for the bar exam.
  • Bar Review Day presentation – Three bar review companies our students have used in the recent past (BarBri, Kaplan, and Themis) make brief presentations regarding their services and products.

Library Resources

The Law Library contains a special Bar Success Collection of resources to help you prepare for the bar exam. This collection is located on shelves at the rear of the Third Floor Reading Room (near the Collection Services office).

The library has a few eBook collections that can assist you in studying: 

 

Below is a sampling of the print resources available in the Bar Success Collection: 

State Practice Materials & Resources

Some linked resources require valid W&L login credentials or Lexis/Westlaw access. For questions or reference assistance, email LawRef@wlu.edu.

 

California

Florida

Georgia

New York

North Carolina

Texas

Virginia

 

Topical Practice Materials & Resources

Some linked resources require valid W&L login credentials or Lexis/Westlaw access. For questions or reference assistance, email LawRef@wlu.edu.

 

Oil and Gas Law

Community Property