Bar Exam Preparation

The CSO strongly recommends that students do all they can to prepare for the bar exam, regardless of jurisdiction. This may include participating in programs sponsored by KU Law or other institutions, and taking commercial study programs. In all cases, you should assume that between the time you graduate and the date(s) of the bar exam, your success will depend on treating bar study, at a minimum, like a full time job requiring 40 hours a week or more of highly dedicated study.

Courses and materials to help you prepare for the bar exam can be found below:

Career Services Office

Bar preparation in specific areas is offered each spring by the Career Services Office. The schedule for this program will be released in the spring.


Wheat Law Library

The library offers a collection of print and electronic resources for bar preparation.


Commercial Bar Preparation Services

There are various commercial bar preparation services available. KU Law does not endorse any of these programs, but we believe that the materials, coursework and discipline imparted by participation in such programs can substantially increase a student’s ability to succeed on the bar exam. Accordingly, while each student must evaluate their own capabilities and the financial cost of participating in such a program, the potential impact of failing to pass the bar exam should not be underestimated.

National Jurist Magazine offers a guide to bar review courses, tutoring and other resources. The statements made are those of the companies, and we have not vetted them, so approach their claims as a good and skeptical consumer.


Contact the Career Services Office

Arturo Thompson, Assistant Dean
arturot@ku.edu | 785-864-9257

Leah Terranova, Director
leaht@ku.edu | 785-864-4357

Meredith Wiggins, Career Counselor
meredith.wiggins@ku.edu | 785-864-4377

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