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DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE OF
EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

In order to assist persons wishing to prepare for the written portion of Maryland Bar Examinations, the State Board of Law Examiners provides the following materials:

  1. The Out-of-State Attorneys Analysis includes each question as it appeared on the Maryland Out-of-State Attorneys bar examination and the Board’s Analysis, which is a discussion of the principal legal and factual issues raised by each question. The Board’s Analysis is not a model answer, nor is it an exhaustive listing of all possible legal issues suggested by the facts of the question.

  2. The General Exam Board’s Analysis consists of a discussion of the principal legal and factual issues raised by each question on the Maryland general bar essay test. It is prepared by the Board. The Board’s Analysis is not a model answer, nor is it an exhaustive listing of all possible legal issues suggested by the facts of the question.

  3. The Representative Good Answers includes a reprint of each question as it appeared on the general bar essay test followed by one or more actual answers to the essay question. The answers are reproduced without any changes or corrections by the Board, other than spelling. The Representative Good Answers are provided to illustrate how actual examinees responded to the question. The Representative Good Answers are not average passing answers nor are they necessarily answers which received a perfect score; they are responses which, in the Board’s view, illustrate successful answers.

  4. The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) material includes Representative Good Answers for the MPT question administered as part of the general bar examination and explains how to obtain copies of the MPT question from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

  5. The General Exam Extracts material is a PDF copy of the actual printed extracts from the general bar examination. The extracts provide selected materials from the Maryland Rules or other articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland which are intended to assist the examinee in answering one or more of the essay questions.

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