It’s that time again where we provide you with our predictions for the February 2020 California Bar Exam. We correctly predicted 4 out of 5 subjects on the July 2019 California Bar Exam (well before they were mistakenly sent to other institutions). Since July 2017, the California Bar Exam has changed its examination format to five essays and one performance test. We cannot stress the importance of studying crossover essays – they are quite frequent now that the examination has changed its format. The bar examiners are incorporating crossover essays to compensate for one less essay.
We have also tracked the California Bar Exam subjects since 2000 – that’s 39 administrations. In that time, Professional Responsibility has been tested 39 times; Torts, Trusts, and Wills have been tested 25 times; Contracts has been tested 24 times; Community Property has been tested 23 times; Constitutional Law has been tested 23 times; Evidence has been tested 22 times; Property, Crimes, Remedies, and Business Associations have been tested 18 times; and Civil Procedure 18 times.
We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: Study Professional Responsibility! Study past essays and PR rule statements so you can compensate for other lower scoring essays.
Based on this trend and past examinations, here are Cal Bar Bible’s predictions for the February 2020 California Bar Exam:
1. Professional Responsibility
2. Remedies w/ Torts Crossover
3. Business Associations
4. Trusts and/or Wills
*Wild card: Community Property
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