The California Bar Exam

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Themis Bar Review can help you pass the bar

Themis Bar Review can help you pass the bar!

Our nationally renowned bar review course has a few features we'd like to take a minute to brag about.

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Published pass rates

We're the only national bar review provider that publishes pass rates every year. Take a minute and check out our students' success on their bar exams.

Proven teaching methodology with a history of success

Our successful approach embraces the best practices in online education pedagogy. Five years and counting. Looking for references? We've got thousands. Most of them are practicing attorneys now.

On-demand video lectures taught by world class professors

Take classes around your schedule, not ours. And with great teachers like Pamela Karlan, John Jeffries, and Sherman Clark.

UWorld's MBE QBank

Included with all Themis Bar Review courses, this robust question-based learning tool uses dynamic visuals and active-learning methods to help you master difficult legal principles and successfully analyze fact patterns on the MBE.

Directed Study

Daily task schedule from day one of your studies up to the bar exam. Need to take a few days off? No problem. Directed study will adapt to work around your schedule to keep you on track.

Flex Study

So you can brush up on your favorite topics. (Or least favorite as the case may be)

Flexible online learning platform

Works around your schedule and on your devices. On the web or for your iPad or Android tablet, plus e-reader outlines. Watch a short demo about these course features!

Unmatched customer service

Our entire team of bar exam gurus is standing by to help in any way we can. Please feel free to give us a call anytime. We're friendly.

Dedicated Essay Grader

You’ll receive personalized essay grading from one, dedicated attorney. By tracking patterns in your writing and evaluating your progress, your essay grader will work with you to target your weaknesses and hone your writing skills.

California Attorney Bar Review Course

The online video course is designed to prepare attorney applicants for the California Attorney Bar Exam. Qualified applicants are only required to take the written portion of the exam consisting of five 1-hour long essays and one 90-minute performance test.

The Themis California Attorney Bar Review course provides applicants with a substantive law overview for all subjects; HD video lectures summarizing relevant law; subject-specific essay workshops showing approaches on how to write and organize the most frequently tested essay topics; and a performance test workshop explaining the performance test, testable documents, time management, and organizational approach.

The course includes a detailed homework and study schedule that can be customized based on the applicant's work obligations, unlimited essay grading with a dedicated essay grader, and access to a team of academic attorneys to answer any substantive law or study strategy questions.

The cost of the course is $1695 + a $30 book shipping fee.

To discuss the course in more detail and develop a study plan based on your specific situation, contact Brian Sacks to set up a time to talk.

I can’t thank the Themis team enough for all of their advice and guidance when I last-minute decided to take the bar exam. After taking Themis's California Attorney Exam course, I’ve highly recommend it to my Duke law career counselor for when other alumni reach out to her with similar needs. I felt prepared and supported by your team.

- Gesley A.

Passed the July 2022 California Attorney Bar Exam with Themis

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Bar Exam Format

The California Bar Exam is a 2 day exam consisting of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), five essay questions and one California Performance Test.

California Performance Test


The CA Performance Test is a 90 minute skills-based exam designed to test an applicant's fundamental lawyering skills by applying law in a closed-universe library to a file of specific facts, usually in the form of a memorandum or letter. Themis California Bar Review includes everything you need to master the California PT.

California Essay Exam (CEE)

California's five essay questions test on the following subjects: Business Associations (Agency, Corporations, and Partnerships), Civil Procedure (Federal Rules and California), CA Community Property, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence (Federal Rules and California), CA Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Remedies, Torts, Trusts, and CA Wills and Succession.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts & Sales, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. Of the 200 questions, 175 are scored questions and 25 are unscored pre-test questions. The pre-test questions are indistinguishable from the scored questions so applicants are advised to answer all questions.

Subjects Tested

California Subjects

  • Business Associations (Agency, Corporations, and Partnerships)
  • Civil Procedure (Federal Rules and California)
  • Community Property (California)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence (Federal Rules and California)
  • Professional Responsibility (California)
  • Real Property
  • Remedies
  • Torts
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Succession (California)

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts & Sales
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

My constant dialogue with the Themis staff helped me avoid feeling overwhelmed and optimized my study time. Without the personalized support, quick response time and such a flexible/adaptable program, I would've been in heaps of trouble. I still cannot fathom why anyone would pay double or triple for an inferior product. Thanks Themis!

Benjamin K., Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL

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