California past best essay and performance test answers

California Bar Exam Best
Essay & Performance Test Answers

By Adam Balinski
Updated: June 14, 2024

The California State Bar shares recent past essay and performance test questions and sample best answers for California bar exam preppers to review. The best part?  You can review them below without paying a dime. They’re completely free. Over 150 essay sample answers and about 40 performance test sample answers are available.

If you’re studying for the California bar exam, you should strongly consider bookmarking this page for easy reference during your bar prep.

Sample Best California Essay Answers

Sample Best California Performance Test Answers

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California is not a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) state. California has its own bar exam that uses its own performance test and essays, as well as the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the national multiple-choice test. California also requires the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).

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To learn more about preparing for the California Bar Exam, check out our Ultimate Guide to California State Bar Exam. For innovative audio outlines, flashcards, and official practice MBE and MPRE questions, visit the Crushendo Bar Review Prep shop.

About the author

Adam Balinski is a former TV reporter turned attorney entrepreneur. He founded Crushendo after graduating summa cum laude from BYU Law and scoring in the top 5% nationally on the Uniform Bar Exam. Adam is currently writing a book called, “The Law School Cheat Code: Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Crushing Law School.”

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