Appendix B: BDC Recommendations for Knowledge Areas

Appendix B lists the 25 knowledge areas that were considered by the BDC, with the recommendation to either include or exclude each area from coverage on the bar exam noted. The BDC recommended that 11 knowledge areas be included and 8 be excluded, and that coverage of 6 areas be subsumed under other areas. See Table 2 in the body of the report for a list of the included knowledge areas with the suggested weighting and measurement approach shown for each.

Knowledge Areas
1. Professional Responsibly, Ethics include
2. Civil Procedure include
3. Contract Law include
4. Evidence include
5. Legal Research Sources & Methods include
6. Statutes of Limitations exclude
7. Statutory Interpretation Principles subsumed under Skills and Constitutional Law
8. Business Organizations include
9. Torts include
10. Constitutional Law include
11. Trial Practice & Advocacy exclude
12. Choice and Conflicts of Law exclude
13. Dispute Resolution include
14. Criminal Law & Procedure include
15. Real Property include
16. Employment exclude
17. Family Law exclude
18. Uniform Commercial Code subsumed under Business Organizations and/or Contract Law
19. Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice exclude
20. Remedies subsumed under all knowledge areas
21. Estates and Trusts exclude
22. Civil Rights subsumed under Constitutional Law
23. Legislative Process exclude
24. LandlordTenant subsumed under Real Property and/or Contract Law
25. DebtorCreditor subsumed under Business Organizations and/or Contract Law