SAMPLE BAR EXAM QUESTIONS
FINAL EXAM INFORMATION
You are going to be given a replica of the exam used in Professor Obama's law class in 1996. Barak Obama taught law at the University of Chicago for 7 years before becoming a popular Senator from Illinois and then our 44th President. His class focused on issues of fairness and the Constitution.
You can see his sensitivity these issues when he became President insisting that much legislation was targeted at helping those who had not been given opportunities in the past.
You will be asked to read through some information on the 14th Amendment than play the role of an assistant to a newly-elected mayor in a fictional city (which actually resembles Chicago....not a surprise since Barak Obama called that his home.)
Your essay will help assist the mayor in fulfilling his campaign promise to help those who needed help.
Below, you will find the scoring rubric for the final exam.
If you want your exam back, please pick it up by the end of the school day (3PM)
The essay covers the good and bad points of the mayor’s proposals. Suggestions are made to make the proposal better so it will not have any Constitutional objections (It won’t clash with the 14th Amendment). Case law is mentioned where there may be a conflict with the mayor’s proposal and the 14Th Amendment
The essay mentions the good and bad points of the mayor’s proposals but does not mention any specific cases to support your claims. No remedies to the plan are offered
The essay does not mention the good and bad points, it only covers part of the question. No case law is mentioned in support of your claims. No remedies to the mayor's plan are offered
Many parts of the question are missing.
No attempt was made to answer the question