California recently released the official essay topics and selected answers for those topics (which can be found here). Overall, the California Bar tested 7 of 13 subjects in the essay

The following topics were tested on the February Bar Exam:

  • Contracts
  • Real Property
  • Civil Procedure
  • Remedies
  • Business Associations
  • Wills/Trusts

Comparison to Prior Years

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A showing over the last few years of how often a subject has been tested on the February Bar

A showing over the last few years of how often a subject has been tested on the February Bar

The Bar picked up its continued trend of testing Business Associations during the February Bar. This makes it 6 of the last 7 years that Business Associations has been tested during the February Bar (for comparison, July has only seen 2/6).

Additional notable subjects have been both Civil Procedure and Remedies, both which have been successively tested during the previous 3 years.

Listing of Subjects by Test Period

2015 February Bar Exam Results


Overall, Business Associations and Professional Responsibility continue to be the highest subjects tested on the California Bar Exam. For comparison, Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law and Procedure are the highest during the July period.

With the July Bar Exam taking place this week, it will be interesting to see which subjects are tested. To see what has been tested historically during the July Bar, click here.