The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)
The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) is developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and is administered by participating jurisdictions on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. NCBE offers six 30-minute questions per administration; user jurisdictions may elect which of the six questions they wish to use. (Jurisdictions that administer the Uniform Bar Examination [UBE] use all six MEE questions as part of their bar examinations.)
A list of jurisdictions currently using the MEE is available on the MEE FAQs page. Applicants should contact the bar admissions agency in the jurisdiction to which they seek admission to ascertain whether the MEE is part of the jurisdiction’s bar examination and, if so, how many MEE questions are administered. Contact information for jurisdictions can be found in the Bar Admission Offices Directory on the home page.
The MEE is only one of a number of measures that a board of bar examiners may use in determining competence to practice. Each jurisdiction determines its own policy with regard to the relative weight given to the MEE and other scores. (Jurisdictions that administer the Uniform Bar Examination [UBE] weight the MEE component 30%.) Any questions about scoring procedures should be directed to the jurisdiction, not to NCBE.
- Introduction to the MEE
- Overview of the MEE
- Preparing for the MEE
- Test Dates - MEE
- ADA Testing Accommodations - MEE
- FAQs - MEE
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