California Bar Exam Essay Frequency Chart
Here, we provide you with a California Bar Exam essay frequency chart that shows the frequency subjects have been tested on the California Bar Exam.
You will notice a few things:
- First, the most frequently tested essay subject by far is Professional Responsibility. Professional Responsibility is tested on its own and is also frequently combined with other subjects. (Occasionally, it will appear on the performance test portion instead of the essay portion of the exam but, as you can see, that is not common.)
- Agency and Partnership is not highly tested (but when it is tested, it is very predictable). Agency and Partnership and Corporations used to be separate subjects on the California Bar Exam. Now, Agency and Partnership and Corporations are included under the subject Business Associations. However, for your benefit, we have listed when each individual subject was tested in the chart below.
- Some subjects, such as Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Torts, tend not to be combined with other subjects when they are tested. Other subjects, such as Professional Responsibility, Business Associations (Agency and Partnership plus Corporations), Remedies, Trusts, and Wills tend to be combined with other subjects on a regular basis.
Note: we had initially classified the February 2022 exam as a Real Property question (as it tested nuisance, which has always been classified as Real Property). However, this administration the Examiners decided to classify it as Torts (combined with Remedies). Thus, the updated chart is above!
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