The New Quebec Bar Exam Format: An Overview

The New Quebec Bar Exam Format: An Overview

Quebec Bar School has recently gone through its most drastic changes in 20 years: let's have a look. First and foremost, there is effectively no longer Bar School. Yes, there is around a week of classes on ethics and a couple of presentations, but beyond that, you...

November 30, 2023 Webinar: Strategies to Pass the Quebec Bar Exam

November 30, 2023 Webinar: Strategies to Pass the Quebec Bar Exam

Are you stressed out about the Quebec Bar? Do you want that little extra bit of help to push you over the top? I'm glad to announce that Sharpened is expanding the range of tutoring services which it now offers and will host the seventh edition of its 1-hour crash...

Quebec Ethics Exam: Precious Tips

Quebec Ethics Exam: Precious Tips

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT ​The ethics exam is quickly approaching and you are wondering what to expect and some tricks to prepare accordingly. With a very high degrees of accuracy, I am comfortable stating that your ethics exam will likely  have a first part...

You Say You Want a Revolution: Quebec Bar School Reform

You Say You Want a Revolution: Quebec Bar School Reform

After talking about our Quebec Bar School reform for many years, it appears like it is finally going to happen. Starting with a pilot project in the 2022–2023 academic year, a full transformation is scheduled to occur as of the 2023 – 2024 academic year. In a...

Quebec Bar: What not to Study

Quebec Bar: What not to Study

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Time is precious and the Bar Exam is quickly approaching, so what can you avoid studying to focus on the essentials? If you’re looking for a long list of subjects which are never on the exam, unfortunately you’re out of luck. The...

Quebec Bar Rewrite: Recalibrate and Take Notes on Exam Questions

Quebec Bar Rewrite: Recalibrate and Take Notes on Exam Questions

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Maybe the Quebec Bar Exam didn’t go exactly as you would have liked or you just want to prepare better for this first round of the exam, this post will look at some strategies to improve your score on the Bar exam. The rewrite or...

Recent Quebec Bar Exam Questions

Recent Quebec Bar Exam Questions

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT The Quebec Bar Exam is quickly approaching and you're wondering how to do your final prep. I can't emphasize enough the importance of doing past exams early during your study process as this will help you better understand how the...

Codes: Which Ones to Choose and How to Annotate

Codes: Which Ones to Choose and How to Annotate

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Just some answers to the common questions of which codes to choose, how to annotate, and whether you should read the Collection de droit. So, you’re writing the Quebec Bar and one of the first questions which you will be confronted...

Quebec Bar Past Ethics Exams

Quebec Bar Past Ethics Exams

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT The Ethics Exam is often your first exposure to bar-style questions and students often do quite poorly on it. I would say that roughly half of all students writing the exam fail it and those students who do get through, most just...

Quebec Bar Past Equivalency Exams

Quebec Bar Past Equivalency Exams

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Short on time, equivalency exams are the answer for you. These exams pack more subjects into one exam than do the Quebec Bar Past Exams. This page contains all of the past Quebec Bar equivalency exams with solution sheets (and...

Past Quebec Bar Exams vs. Current Bar Exams

Past Quebec Bar Exams vs. Current Bar Exams

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT The Quebec Bar Exam is now around the corner and you’ve been preparing for months, but you only have past bar exams up to 2004, so is it worthwhile to do these old exams and are they even similar to current examinations? This is the...

Quebec Bar Past Exams

Quebec Bar Past Exams

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Here are all of the past Quebec Bar exams (without annotations) with solution sheets I was able to find divided by topic. None are more recent than 2004, but here they are so that everyone has access to them to level the playing...

Bar Exam Drafting Questions: What to Expect?

Bar Exam Drafting Questions: What to Expect?

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Drafting Questions: Analyzed through a past exam question on Obligations During your Drafting Exam, as the name states, you’ll be faced with a drafting question (redaction). In the previous Bar Exam format, you had to only draft the...

Quebec Bar Short Answer Cardinal Rules

Quebec Bar Short Answer Cardinal Rules

LEGACY POST - ONLY RELEVANT FOR THE ETHICS EXAM IN THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT Short answer questions: analyzed through a business law bar question Let’s start with the Golden Rule. It isn’t “do unto others as you would have then do unto you”, rather it’s about how many...

Bar Exam Questions: What to Expect?

Bar Exam Questions: What to Expect?

UPDATED FOR THE NEW BAR EXAM FORMAT A typical labour law multiple-choice question So, the Quebec Bar exam is coming up and you want to know what you’re getting into. If you think that the exam is going to resemble the preparatory annexes, you’re in for a bad surprise....