The California Bar Exam is a three day exam that tests applicants' knowledge of the law and legal skills in 13 different subject areas. The Disability Resource Program at Hastings works to ensure that students are fully informed about the exam process, including petitioning for accommodations. Before applying for accommodations, it is useful to familiarize yourself with the exam itself.
In California, the bar exam has three components:
It is good practice to review previous bar exam questions and answers to get a feel for the types of questions asked and what the bar graders expect in an answer. The California Bar releases sample questions and answers from the essay exams on its website. To read sample questions, sample answers or other information about bar admission visit the California Bar Website.