Jurisdiction Information

Select a jurisdiction from the drop-down menu for a summary of bar admission information specific to that jurisdiction and contact information for its bar admission agency.

The Bar Examiner

The Bar Examiner

NCBE's quarterly publication that provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions and legal education and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction. Visit the Bar Examiner website to view the following in the Spring 2019 issue:

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Bar Admission Guide

Bar Admissions Guide

Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.

2019 Guide

News

  • May 7, 2019

    NCBE Launches New Website for Its Bar Examiner Magazine

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Arkansas adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Apr 15, 2019

    February 2019 MBE Mean Score Increases

  • Mar 6, 2019

    NCBE Launches New Study Aids eLearning Platform

  • Feb 4, 2019

    Texas adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Nov 26, 2018

    Schedule for MPRE Transition to Computer-Based Testing Announced

  • Oct 26, 2018

    NCBE and CLEO Announce New Collaboration

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Test Dates

MEE Test Dates

MPT Test Dates

MBE Test Dates

MPRE Test Dates

  • Test Date: March 23, 2019
    Registration Opens: December 10, 2018
    Regular Registration Deadline: January 24, 2019
    Late Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Test Date: August 10, 2019
    Registration Opens: December 10, 2018
    Regular Registration Deadline: June 13, 2019
    Late Registration Deadline: June 20, 2019
  • Test Date: November 9, 2019
    Registration Opens: December 10, 2018
    Regular Registration Deadline: September 19, 2019
    Late Registration Deadline: September 26, 2019

MPRE Scores

  • March 2019 Exam: March MPRE scores are now available in NCBE Account File Cabinets.

NCBE Exams

  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

    Developed and scored by NCBE, the MPRE is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination covering established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. The MPRE is administered by NCBE and required for admission by most jurisdictions.

  • Uniform Bar Examination

    Coordinated by NCBE, the UBE is composed of the MEE, MPT, and MBE and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions. The UBE is administered and graded by user jurisdictions.

  • Multistate Bar Examination

    Developed and scored by NCBE, the MBE is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination covering seven substantive areas of law. The MBE is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.

  • Multistate Essay Examination

    Developed by NCBE, the MEE consists of six 30-minute essay questions covering up to 12 areas of substantive law. The particular areas covered vary from exam to exam. The MEE is administered and graded by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.

  • Multistate Performance Test

    Developed by NCBE, the MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks designed to test fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. It is not a test of substantive knowledge. The MPT is administered and graded by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.

  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
  • Uniform Bar Examination
  • Multistate Bar Examination
  • Multistate Essay Examination
  • Multistate Performance Test