Take the Diagnostic Mini-Bar Exam

Knowing what you don’t know is a good place to start planning bar study strategy.

All students are required to take the diagnostic mini-bar exam before graduating from the law school. The exam is offered both in the fall and spring semesters so students can take the exam at a time that is convenient for their schedules. Taking the exam during the fall semester of the last year of law school is optimal because it will allow students to assess their strengths and weaknesses when they still have ample time to build on those strengths and correct the weaknesses.

This Diagnostic contains 100 Multiple choice questions and should be completed in approximately 3 hours. It is designed to assess four essential skills necessary for success on the Bar Exam: (1) knowledge of the law, (2) critical reading skills, (3) analytical skills, and (4) the ability to apply the law to resolve hypothetical legal problems. The Diagnostic will isolate your strengths and weaknesses across these four key areas.