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 Fall 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

  • Sep 9, 2019

    July 2019 MBE Mean Score Rebounds

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Computer-Based Administration of the MPRE Launches Successfully

  • May 7, 2019

    NCBE Launches New Website for Its Bar Examiner Magazine

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Arkansas adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

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Test Dates

MEE Test Dates

MPT Test Dates

MBE Test Dates

MPRE Test Dates

  • Test Administration: March 12 or 13, 2020
    Registration Opens: December 16, 2019
    Registration Deadline: February 12, 2020

MPRE Scores

  • NOVEMBER 2019 MPRE SCORES: November MPRE scores are scheduled to be posted in NCBE Account File Cabinets on December 11.

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