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The American examination usually consists of the following:
- complicated essay questions concerning that jurisdiction's law;
- the Multistate Bar Examination, a standardized, nationwide examination containing generalized questions about common law; and
- some sort of test demonstrating the applicant's knowledge of the ethical rules governing lawyers, usually the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.
Some jurisdictions, like California, also require a performance test as a more realistic measure of actual lawyering skill; the candidate is presented with a stack of documents representing a fictional case and is asked to draft a memorandum, motion, or opinion document. Many jurisdictions that include such a test use the Multistate Performance Test .
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