Developing, maintaining, and applying reasonable and uniform standards of education and character for eligibility for admission to the practice of law

Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)

A six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination covering Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. more about the MBE

Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)

An examination consisting of 30-minute essay questions. Areas of law tested are Business Associations, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates, and Uniform Commercial Code. more about the MEE


Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

An examination consisting of 90-minute tasks requiring the application of fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. Skills tested are factual analysis, legal analysis and reasoning, problem solving, identification and resolution of ethical dilemmas, written communication, and organization and management of a legal task. more about the MPT

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

A two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination administered three times each year and designed to measure knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. more about the MPRE

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

An examination testing knowledge and skills that every lawyer should be able to demonstrate prior to becoming licensed to practice law. It is composed of the MEE, two MPT tasks, and the MBE. It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score. more about the UBE