Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

A two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE that is administered three times per year and is designed to measure knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. It is administered by NCBE through its test contractor LSAC. See our interactive map for jurisdictions requiring the MPRE.

Uniform Bar Examination

Uniform Bar Examination

A bar examination coordinated by NCBE that is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score. It is composed of the MEE, two MPT tasks, and the MBE. See our interactive map for jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE.

Multistate Bar Examination

Multistate Bar Examination

A six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE covering Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. It is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination. See our interactive map for jurisdictions administering the MBE.

Multistate Essay Examination

Multistate Essay Examination

An examination developed by NCBE consisting of 30-minute essay questions. Areas of law tested are Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates, and Uniform Commercial Code. It is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination. See our interactive map for jurisdictions administering the MEE.

Multistate Performance Test

Multistate Performance Test

An examination developed by NCBE 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. It is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination. See our interactive map for jurisdictions administering the MPT.

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Bar Admission Guide

Information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies