Anonymous User wrote:Bottom line: baressays.com has real essays with real scores and its clear that a "passing" California essay requires spotting every issue, knowing the rules and not misstating the law, and good analysis. This is why California is the hardest bar in the country.
I used baressays.com.
Honestly, it is a good service, in that you get to see what 55 and 65 essays are like.
But, in no way does the 65 essay require spotting EVERY issue or good analysis. The sample answers published by the Cal Bar do not hit all the issues. Many 65 essays I read used only headings and conclusory statements for major issues.
And, yes, I have read almost all the 65 essays for the past exams 2002-2011.