A cursory glance at Bar Exam Toolbox’s Brainy Bar Bank reveals some pretty wide schisms between two of the most popular (as in “lots-of-people-do-it,” not “lots-of-people-like-it”) tests in our profession. For instance, although both California (CA) and Universal Bar Exam (UBE) test-takers have to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, CA makes sure that takers can help Luke or Lisa or Len or Liz out of a slew of ethical quandaries on just about every test. Meanwhile, Professional Responsibility doesn’t appear once on the UBE.
Similarly, while UBE takers have encountered Family Law on a majority of the exams administered in the past decade, the closest CA takers get to the subject is splitting up motorcycles and vacation homes in Harry and Wanda’s divorce for a Community Property question. Community Property, by the way, is tested almost as frequently as Family Law, with 17 appearances since 2002. [Read more…] about Frequently Tested Topics on the California Bar Exam vs the UBE: Torts