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For those of you who recognize the value of mixing into the hard work of study what I would call (the occasional) “unit of pleasure”, here are a few of the best movies that address both of these needs. You won’t have to justify taking a couple of hours off – especially when you may even learn a few things to help you pass your next exam.


Submit your Top 10 movies that reasonably relate to the fine art of lawyering – or – that relate to the pursuit of great goals. If they are published on this website, earn an additional 5% discount off the cost of any customized course you may choose.

To Kill a Mockingbird. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Harper Lee’s masterpiece is flawlessly brought to the Big Screen. You won’t witness a better closing argument by Jem and Scout’s sainted father, Atticus, in this classic black and white film set in America’s Depression era South.

Anatomy of a Murder. Another black and white gem – with James Stewart, Lee Remick, George C. Scott – and a host of character actors you’ll be sure to recognize. And, a great film to learn trial tactics, with defense attorney Stewart running circles around prosecutor Scott. 

My Cousin Vinny. In a word, hilarious. Passing – or not passing – the bar exam is only incidental to winning the case, as you’ll see through Joe Pesci’s sterling performance. And for those Significant Others who support you in your Legal Studies Life, they’ll be sure to find something in common with Marissa Tomei’s Academy Award winning role. Also, ‘some great lessons in evidence – the subject of Impeachment comes to mind – will be good for your review.


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Statewide Test Results

First Time Takers
about 57.2% Fail 

Repeat Takers
about 77.1% Fail

All Takers
about 70.9% Fail

about 80.7% Fail

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First Year Law Students

  • June 25, 2019
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Note : This is our
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Also, there are accompanying discount opportunities because of this.

 Cal Bar’s “Pay It Forward” discount policy enables you to discount the cost of your individualized program if you have charitable experience in your background.

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More Success For Ali

Cal Bar is pleased to announce that Ali Hinsche continued her remarkable run of success in having just passed the Florida bar exam.

This was her 4th (count 'em: 1, 2, 3, 4) successful bar - on her 1st attempt-following California, New York and Illinois.

While Ali worked with Cal Bar for each state, she also owes her success to persistence, hard work, and in learning how to adapt and apply the Cal Bar test-taking systems to the requirements of each bar exam.

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