Jurisdiction Information

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The Bar Examiner

The Bar Examiner

A quarterly publication that covers current issues in bar admissions and includes annual bar examination and admission statistics. Searchable archives provide articles on a wide range of topics. The Spring 2018 issue includes the following:

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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.

2018 Guide

News

  • Jun 14, 2018

    Conversion to Computer-Based Testing for the MPRE

  • Jun 11, 2018

    Rhode Island adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Jun 11, 2018

    Illinois adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • May 2, 2018

    Tennessee adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Apr 23, 2018

    The National Conference of Bar Examiners Appoints a Testing Task Force

    MADISON, WI (April 23, 2018) The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced today that it has appointed a Testing Task Force charged with undertaking a three-year study to ensure that the bar examination continues to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competent entry-level legal practice in the 21st century.

  • Apr 18, 2018

    Repeat Test Taker Scores Drive February 2018 Average MBE Score Decline

  • Dec 11, 2017

    NCBE releases MBE Study Aid organized by subject area

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Test Dates

MEE Test Dates

MPT Test Dates

MBE Test Dates

MPRE Test Dates

  • Test Date: August 11, 2018
    Regular Registration Deadline: June 21, 2018
    Late Registration Deadline: June 28, 2018
  • Test Date: November 10, 2018
    Regular Registration Deadline: September 20, 2018
    Late Registration Deadline: September 27, 2018

MPRE Scores

  • March 2018 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