The Kathrine R.
Everett Law Library recently published a new online research guide, Preparing for the Bar Exam. Even for the most relaxed of law students,
the Bar Exam can be daunting. In addition to taking the exam, there are requirements that must be completed months in advance.
This guide is divided into five sections:
General Information from the NCBE and NCBLE
: provides an overview of the guide and
where students can register to sit for the Bar, find state specific deadlines,
and find where to register for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
Bar Exam Application Resources:
offers suggested timelines for how to obtain
accompanying Bar application materials, such as transcripts, birth records, and
Bar Exam Preparation and Support Services:
identifies resources which include programs
and courses offered at UNC Law and past Uniform Bar Exams the Law Library
Test-Taking Strategies and Wellness
Law Library materials helpful to prepare oneself and tips on practicing
self-care while preparing for the Bar Exam.
Studying at the UNC Law Library:
specific to UNC Law students, this section
clarifies students’ study options, how to access library resources and
materials, and summer parking on-campus parking options.
In addition to this guide, the Law Library
also offers several supplemental resources that may be helpful along this journey.
Some jurisdictions require completing
the MPRE prior to taking the Bar Exam. Below are new resources the Law Library
offers to help students study for this exam.
Leah M. Christensen,
The Weekend MPRE: Complete Preparation for the MPRE in Only a Weekend’s Time (West Academic Publishing, 2d ed. 2018). KF303 .C457 2018.
Strategies & Tactics for the MPRE: Multistate Professional Responsibility
Exam (Wolters Kluwer, 6th ed. 2018). KF306
North Carolina is one jurisdiction that has
recently adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, and a component of this exam is the
Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The
Law Library has a new resource for this portion of the Bar:
Sara J. Berman, Bar
Exam MPT Preparation & Experiential Learning for Law Students: Interactive
Performance Test Training. (American
Bar Association, 2017). KF303 .B448 2017.
Bar Exam Resources
The Law Library also offers these resources to provide
insight for students on how they can best prepare for the bar exam.
Sara J. Berman,
Pass the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic & Professional
Goals (American Bar
Association, 2013). KF303 .B45 2013.
Wanda M. Temm,
Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2015). KF303 .T46 2015.
Posted by Jasmine Plott on Thu. November 15, 2018 8:31 AM