Bar Exam Resources

I. General Information Sources

A. Bar Admissions Requirements

New York

For the latest information about the New York bar examination and bar admission, including the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law, be sure to consult the New York State Board of Law Examiners’ web site. You should visit the Board’s web site on a regular basis for important announcements and notices. In addition to information about what is on the exam, you can find out information about ADA test accommodations, the bar exam application, security policy, and frequently asked questions (including the laptop program). Those items, as well as Board press releases, appear toward the bottom of the home page so be sure to scroll down to find them. Additional sources of information are set forth below.


1. American Bar Association, Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements (American Bar Association 2007) [KF302.Z9 C65 Ready Reference and online]
An annual publication of the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Contains a directory of state bar admission administrators and charts of state-by-state information.
See also: The American Bar Association, Bar Admissions Page

2. BAR/BRI Digest (Harcourt Brace 2003) [KF302.A15 B37 Reserve]
Annual publication of the BAR/BRI company. Contains information on state admission and testing requirements along with information on bar review courses offered by the publisher.

3. National Conference of Bar Examiners, The Bar Examiner [Periodical, on microform; Westlaw and online]
A quarterly journal on bar admissions issues published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The National Conference of Bar Examiners provides an online Article archive (PDF format), with articles published in The Bar Examiner between 1989 and 2004.

4. National Conference of Bar Examiners; Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

B. Bar Examination Questions

Annual Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers. (Institute for Bar Review Study 2007).

Hein’s State Bar Examinations (for other states)
A microfiche collection of annual bar examination questions from approximately 30 states that release their questions to the public. Dates of the latest examination available will differ based on a state’s individual policy.

MPRE Sample Questions VI: Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (NCBE 2002).
Copies of questions released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

National Conference of Bar Examiners

MPRE Subject Matter Outline
MPRE Sample Test Questions

National Conference of Bar Examiners Online Store: The NCBE Study Aids store offers a range of online practice exms, questions and analyses for the MBE, MPT, MPRE and MEE.

New York State Board of Law Examiners, New York State bar examination: essay questions [KFN5076.Z9 N49 Reserve]

New York State Board of Law Examiners; Past Exam Essay Questions with Sample Candidate Answers (July 2005-July 2013)

New York State Board of Law Examiners; Content Outline for the NYS Bar Examination (PDF)
The NYS Board of Law Examiners has created a content outline in an effort to provide information regarding the subject matter tested on the bar examinations. The outline is intended to indicate, in summary fashion, the bar examination’s potential scope of coverage.

II. Boards of Bar Examiners

ABA Directory of State Bar Admission Offices

National Conference Of Bar Examiners
302 South Bedford Street
Madison, WI 53703-3622
Tel: 608-280-8550
Fax: 608-280-8552
TDD: 608-661-1275

New York State Board of Law Examiners
Corporate Plaza – Building 3
254 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-5195
Tel: 800-342-3335; 518-452-8700
Fax: 518-452-5729
New Jersey
NJ Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 973
Trenton, NJ 08625-0973
Tel: 609-984-7783
Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106-4411
Tel: 860-706-5135
Hearing & speech impaired applicants: 800-842-9710
Board of Bar Examiners
Suffolk County Courthouse
3 Pemberton Square
7th Floor – Room 707
Boston, MA
Tel: 617-482-4466
Fax: 617-542-5943

III. Bar Exam Preparation Courses

Tel: 212-719-0200B.
Mary Campbell Gallagher & Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 1308 Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028-0010
Tel: 212-327-2817

D. Kaplan Bar Review
1440 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 800-523-0777; 212-997-5771

E. Marino Bar Tutors
321 East 84th St., Suite 2
New York, NY 10028
Tel: 212-249-3779
F. Marino Bar Review
321 East 84th St., Suite 2
New York , NY 10028
Tel: 212-249-3779
G. Pieper Bar Review
90 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501-2630
1-800-635-6569; 516-747-4311
Fax: 516-294-2614
General inquiries:
I. Themis Bar Review

IV. NYLS Bar Exam 2014 Kickoff

NYLS Bar Kickoff 2014 video with Dean Anthony Crowell, Bryan Williams of the New York State Board of Law Examiners, and Professor Kirk Burkhalter.

V. Other Resources