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 Winter 2019-2020 issue:


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.

2020 Guide


  • 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

More News

Test Dates

MEE Test Dates

MPT Test Dates

MBE Test Dates

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

MPRE Scores

  • MARCH MPRE SCORES: March 2020 MPRE scores will be removed from NCBE Account File Cabinets after August 12.

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