Your first step in preparing to take a Bar Exam is to determine which State Bar you will take. In order to assess the differences between each State Bar the following web site should be helpful:
Probably the most important way to prepare for a Bar Exam is to take, under timed conditions, past Bar Exams.
Oklahoma Bar Examination (essay portion only):
We have on Reserve (behind the Circulation Desk) all of the essays from past Oklahoma Bar Exams from 1990 to July, 2010 (the most recent Bar Exam)
Location: Law Library Reserve
LIB. HAS 1986 pt.1 ; 1988 ; 1990 pt. 1 & 2 - To Date.
Latest Received: July 2012
Also available online are the July 2001 through July 2012 Bar Exams in .pdf format.
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.
[Chicago, IL]: American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; National Conference of Bar Examiners, 1984.
Location: Law Library Reserve KF302.Z95
LIB HAS: 2012 Edition.
Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers
West Hartford, CT: Institute for Bar Review Study, (1993 -
Location: Law Library Reserve KF388 .N5
The library has the most recent edition along with bi-annual issues from 1993.
Washington, D.C. : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Legal & Professional Publications, 1981-
Location: Law Library Ready Ref K2 .A63
LIB. HAS Current Year Only
Latest Received: 2013
Washington, D.C.: West Bar Review, c1995.
Location: Law Library Reserve KF303 .S773 1997
Contains a page on each state with the Bar Exam Information, Bar Exam Format (includes areas that are tested in that state), and information regarding the MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam) as well as information concerning Reciprocity.
Scoring high on bar exam essays / Mary Campbell Gallagher.
New York Arco Distributed by Prentice Hall c2006.
Location: Law Library Reserve KF303 .G35 2006.
The sub-title for this guide states that it inlcudes "In-depth strategies and essay writing practice that bar review courses don't offer!" It also inlcudes "80 full-length sample essays" and "expert writing systems."
You can pass any bar exam / Edna Wells Handy.
New York : Practising Law Institute, c1997.
Location: Law Library Reserve KF303 .H25 1997 (two copies)
Featuring proven strategies to: Overcome negative thinking, Make the most of study time, Choose the best bar review, Organize effective essays, Prevent the cycle of failure, Samples of Bar Exam questions and answers. Includes a selected bibliography.