Take the Right Courses

Preparing for the bar exam begins with choosing courses that are regularly tested on the state bar exam.

Check these charts to learn which topics are regularly tested on the state and multistate bar exams. Then be sure to include them in your curriculum.

Please note that, as of the July 2018 bar exam, Massachusetts will adopt and administer the Uniform Bar Exam. The topics on the MBE (multiple choice exam) will not change, and the topics covered on the essays in the UBE are largely the same as the current Massachusetts bar exam. However, Massachusetts Civil Procedure and Chapter 93A (Consumer Protection will not be tested on the UBE, and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) coverage on the UBE will be narrowed, focusing mostly on Secured Transactions (art 9) and excluding commercial paper (art. 3).

Multistate Bar Exam

Subject Matter Tested Suffolk Law Related Courses

Civil Procedure

  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Courts

Constitutional Law 

  • Constitutional Law

Contracts 

  • Contracts
  • Advanced Survey of Core Legal Principles    

Criminal Law and Procedure 

  • Criminal Law

Evidence 

  • Evidence
  • Advanced Survey of Core Legal Principles

Real Property 

  • Property
  • Conveyancing 
  • Land Use

Torts 

  • Torts
  • Advanced Survey of Core Legal Principles 

Multistate Essay Exam

Subject Matter Tested Suffolk Law Related Courses
Business Associations
(Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies)
  • Business Entity Fundamentals
  • Torts
Civil Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Advanced Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws 
  • Conflict of Laws 
Constitutional Law 
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law/Criminal Procedure
Contracts (including Article 2 [Sales] of the Uniform Commercial Code) 
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law Sales and Leases 
Criminal Law and Procedure 
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law/Criminal Procedure
Evidence 
  • Evidence
  • Advanced Topics in Evidence
Family Law 
  • Family Law 
Real Property 
  • Property
  • Conveyancing 
Torts 
  • Torts
  • Advanced Torts 
Trusts and Estates
(Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests) 
  • Drafting Wills & Trusts
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Estate Administration 
Uniform Commercial Code – Secured Transactions Article 9 
  • Commercial Law Survey
  • Secured Transactions 

Multistate Performance Test

Subject Matter Tested Suffolk Law Related Courses
Substantive MBE Topics, Essays and MPTs
  • Advanced Survey of Core Legal Principles 
Intersession writing intensive covering Essays, and MPTs 
  • Writing for Practice and the Bar Exam