For Repeat Bar Takers

Let’s face it — failing to pass the California Bar Exam is devastating.  You studied for months, sacrificed numerous opportunities to have fun with your family and friends, and endured the grueling two-day marathon that is the California Bar Exam only to learn that you did not pass.  While all of your classmates who passed are moving forward with their lives, your law career – and your life — are likely on hold.

Advice from well-meaning friends and family can be comforting but is not very helpful in figuring out why you did not pass, and advice from people who passed the CA bar the first time are not much better since they really don’t know what they did to pass.

BarWinners will diagnose what needs to be done to get you through the bar. We find out why you didn’t pass and help you fix it. We specialize in helping students retake and pass the California Bar Exam.

California Bar Results NEWS: The California Supreme Court has decided that the cut score for passing the California Bar exam will stay at 1440 — for now. “Passing the California Bar Exam still remains one of the nation’s most difficult.” The CA Bar Exam grading scores will remain the same. For updates and additional information on the Court’s recent decision regarding passing the CA Bar Exam please go to


Master the Essays…Writing for the Bar Exam—Not the Same As Writing for Law School

Many repeat takers use the same essay writing techniques and style that they learned in law school. But, Bar essays are not the same as law school essays and are graded very differently.

The Bar graders take 1-3 minutes to grade your essays whereas law school professors often take 30-45 minutes to review your exams.

The bar graders have very specific expectations about what must be addressed in a passing essay along with an outline or cut out of a passing bar answer to that essay.

Learning How to Apply What You Know

BarWinners  is the best  course for you because we show you how to apply  the law  you  are learning to essay questions, and  we give you structured homework that requires daily essay writing  and MBE practice.

Otherwise you  run the  risk  of  being  able to robotically spew out perfect rules of law,  but unable to utilize that  law  on the actual  bar  exam.  BarWinners  doesn’t let you fall into this trap.

Comprehensive Exam Feedback

BarWinners  gives  you focused, accurate, individual and timely feedback. No more struggling or guessing about how you should write your essays and performance tests. We show you and then have you show us what you have learned. We explain how to turn what you are doing into a passing essay or performance test.

You Are Smart And You Absolutely Can  Pass The  California  Bar Exam.

You’ve already come this far  and  achieved a high level of success  by  graduating  from  law school. Now take one more important step to get the California Bar results you’ve worked for and deserve and you  will be  there – licensed and ready to start your career as an attorney but you are going to need the best bar review  assistance –BarWinners.

Don’t Go it Alone …Don’t Re-Take Your First-Time Bar Review Course Again-even if it’s free!

First time large Commercial bar review courses are designed to teach you voluminous amounts of substantive law and then, once the course is over, you must memorize and practice application on your own.

What happens is that by the time you feel “comfortable” in your substantive law knowledge, there is no time left to practice essay writing or take enough MBEs. And now you are on your own, with no writing feedback, grading, or direction. The first time pass rate released by the Committee of Bar Examiners in California approximately ranges from 42.6%-52% with most first time takers using large Commercial bar review courses.

When students fail, many decide to study on their own or retake their first-time course again because it may be low cost or free and then wonder why they failed again. California released Summer bar results repeat takers pass rate: 24 % (ABA schools) and 16 % (California accredited schools).

When you decide how to study for the bar this time, remember that the bar review course you took coming out of law school, was designed for first-time takers. This is a very different model, than a course for repeat takers that focuses on how to apply the law you’ve learned to essays and MBEs. You don’t need another course that gives you all the law again. You had enough law to pass the first time. What you need is a course that gives you daily writing and MBE practice, regularly graded closed book Simulated Examinations, with grading feedback, advice, and guidance. You need BarWinners California Bar Review. Our motto is “STUDY, PRACTICE, PASS.”

Personal Mentoring

Every student is assigned a seasoned, licensed California attorney  mentor  trained in  BarWinners  methods and techniques to help you pass the bar.

Here’s what we’ve discovered  about  all bar takers;

Students get so focused on trying to memorize and learn the substantive law that they forget  what is essential to passing the bar — application.   What  will  get you through the  California  bar exam  is daily essay writing practice, daily structured MBE practice, and a  organization  method  that works under the time pressure of the Performance Test.

Simulated Bar Exams-Passing the Bar Exam

BarWinners has you write practice essays, under simulated bar exam timed sessions and gives you personalized feedback and accurate grading from California licensed attorney bar exam experts, so you can pass the bar.

Therefore, you will practice applying what we have shown you, under actual Simulated Exam conditions for the essays, performance test and multistate exam.

We know you need help in applying what you know to the exam in the format, and in that the bar examiners are looking for so you can Pass the Bar Exam. You are a good writer. You need practice with format, structure, organization, and analysis.

You must do exams under the timed restrictions and upload them by the cutoff time to have them graded. If you get  testing  accommodations  from  the California bar examiners, we  give you  testing  accommodations on our simulated exams as well. Just let us know.

Additional information on receiving the special testing accommodations you may need can be found at

Practice is Essential

You cannot learn the law in a vacuum. You need something to anchor it  in your memory. Learning and  then  applying helps memorization, writing skills,  and analysis. At BarWinners you get comfortable  applying  the law that  you know to questions, and analyzing fact patterns so it become second nature to you. Then, sitting for the actual bar  feels like you’ve been there and done it before.

BarWinners  schedules Simulated Bar Exam sessions that help  you practice  under timed bar conditions. Your Simulated Exams are graded with quality, in-depth feedback.

You may think that you  aren’t ready to practice essay writing  until you’ve memorized and learned all the law, which is  the mistake most of us made in law school. By the time our outlines were done and we felt comfortable taking a practice exam, we ran out of time.

We  do not recommend that you study on your own and just do practice questions without grading and feedback, structure,  good  useable bar review  materials,  and the guidance and  enrollment in a good bar review course like BarWinners.

Written Material Included

The Approach Book- The “Bar Bible”

Everything you need to pass the essays contained in ONE, BAR-READY, CONDENSED, EASY TO MEMORIZE and USE, APPROACH BOOK. This incredible book lays out for you, a substantive law approach for all 14 tested substantive subjects tested on the California Bar in the same way you will write that issue on the actual Bar Exam. Remember, the California Bar Exam is a standardized test. The Bar graders take only 1-2 minutes to grade each essay.  We give you the headings, sub headings, rules of law, and steps for each Bar tested issue and area of law.  BarWinners Bar Review gives you suggested pre-written language to use on the actual bar exam.  BarWinners Books and Materials are the best in the field.

BarWinners Question and Answer Books, Vol. I and II

The Question and Answer Books Vol. I and II cover the issues and areas of the law that are heavily tested by the California Bar Examiners as well as potential “surprise” issues and CROSSOVERS. The Question and Answer books contain past bar exam essay questions for every area and subject tested on the bar. All the Suggested Released California Bar Exam answers used in these volumes have received a score of at least a 75-80 from the California Bar Examiners. Simulated Essay Exam questions, as well as BarWinners model answers and cut sheets for each essay question. We show you how to apply the law that you have learned to essays. How to analyze each fact pattern and how to write a passing answer.

We have carefully reviewed all the questions and answers the California Bar has given over the years, and hand-selected the best questions to prepare you to pass YOUR Bar Exam.

Performance Test Workbook

BarWinners Performance Test workbook has templates on how to organize and respond to the most commonly tested “Task Memo’s” asked on the California Bar Exam Performance Test.

MBE Workbook

BarWinners’ MBE Workbook is designed to prepare you for the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”). Formidable, efficient, practice questions with full explanations, 15 hours of simulated exams, and pages of substantive review materials.
This is an entire MBE system for taking and scoring high on the MBE.  Each section of BarWinners’ MBE Workbook, gives you questions and explanations building up to Simulated MBE practice exams. Our system is a logical study system for mastering the multistate bar exam material. Unlike some traditional methods, our Workbook builds your knowledge and confidence in practical and reasonable steps. Key terms and concepts are defined and explained.

Over 2, 000 practice questions and answer explanations of correct answer and why the other 3 answer choices are less correct