California Bar Examination

Students with GPAs of below 3.1 at the conclusion of their first year are particularly encouraged (and in some cases required) to take courses offered in the second and third year on subjects tested in the bar exam.  We have found that UCLA students in this category who take 6 or more upper-level bar courses pass the bar exam at a higher rate than students who take 2 or fewer of such courses.  Refer to the Summary of Academic Standards for precise rules regarding required academic support.
 
Those taking the California Bar Examination may be required to answer questions involving issues from all of the subjects listed below:

  1. Business Associations
  2. Civil Procedure
  3. Community Property
  4. Constitutional Law
  5. Contracts
  6. Criminal Law and Procedure
  7. Evidence
  1. Professional Responsibility
  2. Real Property
  3. Remedies
  4. Torts
  5. Trusts
  6. Wills and Succession

For more information on the scope of the California Bar Examination see:  http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov.  For information on the Bar Examinations for other states please see the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 2011 and consult the Bar Examiners for individual states.

This is a course about the law governing private agreements. The course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is legally enforceable and...

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This course covers selected topics in substantive criminal law: principles underlying the definition of crime such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea and general doctrines such as...

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An analysis of property as a social institution and particularly of the dynamics of the system for recognizing and protecting competing claims to resources. Major problem areas to be studied include...

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This course focuses on personal injury law, as it has developed within the Anglo-American legal tradition. In particular, the concept of negligence and the refinements of negligence law will be...

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This is a course about the processes that courts follow in deciding disputes in noncriminal cases. It deals with the way in which conflicts are framed for courts, the stages through which litigation...

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This course examines ways in which the United States Constitution (a) distributes power among the various units of government in the American political system, and (b) limits the exercise of those...

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R. Goldstein J. Varat E. Volokh

This course complements Constitutional Law I. It is devoted mainly to the study of the First Amendment's guarantees of the freedoms of speech, press, and assembly. The course also considers the First...

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P. Arenella D. Carbado B. Colgan D. Dolinko K. Lapp L. Levenson R. Re

This course studies Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment constitutional restraints on the activities of law enforcement officers during the investigatory stage of the criminal process. Special...

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E. Bawden J. Daar S. French P. Goodman

This course surveys the law of wills and trusts. Topics include: interstate succession, wills (with an emphasis on execution and revocation), will substitutes, planning for incapacity, trusts, and...

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G. Blumberg H. Slevin

This course is a detailed examination of the California community property system, which has long regulated property relations between husband and wife during marriage and at its termination by...

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P. Bergman I. Eagly L. Levenson J. Mnookin P. Reich E. Scallen P. Wonsowicz

This course examines the law governing the admission of evidence, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence (and to a lesser extent the California Evidence Code), related case law, and federal...

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I. Anabtawi S. Bainbridge S. Bank S. Cummings S. Kim L. LoPucki J. Park

UCLA offers basic courses in Business Associations. A course in Business Associations is a foundational requirement in the Business Law Specialization. Different instructors have different emphases...

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S. Bray P. Goodman P. Hayden

This course is a survey of the law of remedies. It considers the central remedies of modern American law, including various forms of damages, injunctions, restitution, and declaratory judgments....

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S. Cummings S. Derian S. Kim J. Lipner A. Winkler

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement and deals with the law and ethics of lawyering; that is, the standards of law and the ethics that lawyers are held to (or aspire to)...

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