THE PRESIDENT’S POSTVISIT BLOG
NCBE President and CEO Judith Gundersen addresses topics relevant to bar admissions that are important to everyone involved in educating, assessing, and training new lawyers.
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See the latest information about the coronavirus and NCBE exams and services.
MARCH MPRE SCORESNCBE ACCOUNT
March 2020 MPRE scores will be removed from NCBE Account File Cabinets after August 12.
THE BAR EXAMINERVISIT WEBSITE
13 Best Practices for Grading Essays and Performance Tests, Testing Knowledge of Local Law (Part Two), How Are Questions Written for NCBE Exams (Part Two), and more!
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Testing Task Force Practice AnalysisVIEW REPORT
See the results of the Task Force’s nationwide practice analysis.
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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 Winter 2019-2020 issue:
- 13 Best Practices for Grading Essays and Performance Tests
- Testing Knowledge of Local Law: What Are UBE Jurisdictions Doing? (Part Two)
- How Are Questions Written for NCBE’s Exams? (Part Two)
Bar Admission Guide
Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.2020 Guide
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Aug 7, 2020
Hulett H. Askew Elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners
Jul 16, 2020
NCBE and CLEO Extend Partnership to Better Diversify the Legal Profession
Jul 10, 2020
Important Update for August MPRE Candidates
Jun 1, 2020
NCBE to Provide Additional Support for Jurisdictions During COVID-19 Crisis
May 11, 2020
NCBE Offers Discounted Bar Exam Study Aids
May 5, 2020
NCBE Announces It Will Make Exam Materials Available for July Bar Exam
Apr 17, 2020
February 2020 MBE Mean Score Declines; March 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases
Apr 10, 2020
NCBE Publishes White Paper to Assist Courts and Boards
MEE Test Dates
September 9, 2020
September 30, 2020
MPT Test Dates
September 9, 2020
September 30, 2020
MBE Test Dates
September 10, 2020
October 1, 2020
MPRE Test Dates
Test Administration: August 11 or 12, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2020
Test Administration: October 23 or 28, 2020
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2020
MARCH MPRE SCORES: March 2020 MPRE scores will be removed from NCBE Account File Cabinets after August 12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.