Nevada State Bar Admissions

If you are interested in applying for admission in Nevada, note that it does not utilize the UBE, but rather administers its own Nevada state bar exam. You can learn more about applying for admission in Nevada through the Nevada State Bar.

Also, please review this helpful PowerPoint walkthrough of the application process. This was put together by 3L Olivia Denue and offers extensive support for the Nevada state process.  



California State Bar Admissions

Many students are interested in the California bar exam. California, unlike most US jurisdictions, does not administer the UBE, therefore it is important to understand how the California bar exam differs from the UBE. Like the UBE, the California bar is a two-day exam that is given two times a year. On the second day, California does administer the same multiple choice section that UBE states use (the MBE). However, on the first day, its essay section addresses California-specific law. 

To learn more about the bar exam in California, visit the California State Bar website. On the site you will find past exam questions and sample answers.

The process for applying for bar admissions in California is different from that in Arizona. Take a moment to review the basics on the California State Bar website. 

You may also want to review this helpful video put together by JD Advising describing the California bar exam and its scoring.


Briefly, the California Bar consists of the following parts:

  • Five one-hour essay questions

  • One 90-minute Performance Test

  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), typically 200 multiple-choice questions

Subjects Tested:
  • Civil Procedure

  • Community Property

  • Business Associations

  • Professional Responsibility

  • Remedies

  • Trusts

  • Wills and Succession

  • Constitutional Law

  • Contracts

  • Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Evidence

  • Real Property

  • Torts

Student-to-Student California Bar Exam Advice:

Lauren Sanchez offers her personal experience on the California Bar Exam.


Also see advice from Arizona alum and California bar taker Jeff Su, here.