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Supplemental Remarks

Which tests are included?

Connecticut Accepts satisfactory completion of a course in professional responsibility/legal ethics offered by a law school approved by the Bar
Examining Committee as part of its regular curriculum. Must be completed with a grade of either C or Pass within 4 years before or within 1 year
after the date the applicant files his or her application for admission to the Connecticut bar.

Maine The Maine Supreme Court has conveyed support for the Uniform Bar Examination and has published for comment a proposal from the
Board of Bar Examiners that the Court amend the Rules of Admission. The proposal includes a recommendation that the Court adopt the UBE,
effective with the July 2017 administration. The comment period closed on December 19, 2016. If the Court adopts the UBE, Maine will begin
administering the MEE effective with the July 2017 administration.

New Jersey New Jersey will accept a score of 75 or better on the MPRE. In lieu thereof, applicants may present evidence of satisfactory perfor­
mance in a law school course on ethics.

Do you require completion of a jurisdiction-drafted exam (essay, multiple-choice, or performance test)?

California For the February 2017 examination, 6 locally developed essay questions and 2 locally developed performance tests. For the July 2017
bar examination, 5 locally developed essay questions and 1 locally developed performance test.

Delaware 8 Delaware essay questions.
Florida 3 essay questions and 100 multiple-choice questions.
Georgia 4 essay questions on Georgia law.
Hawaii 15 multiple-choice questions based on the Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct.
Illinois Illinois Essay Examination (IEE), consisting of 3 Illinois essay questions.
Indiana Indiana administers a local component consisting of 6 Indiana essay questions.
Kentucky 6 Kentucky essay questions.
Louisiana Written component consists of performance on 9 locally developed sections.
Maine 6 Maine essay questions. The Maine Supreme Court has conveyed support for the Uniform Bar Examination and has published for com­
ment a proposal from the Board of Bar Examiners that the Court amend the Rules of Admission. The proposal includes a recommendation that the
Court adopt the UBE, effective with the July 2017 administration. The comment period closed on December 19, 2016. If the Court adopts the UBE,
Maine will begin administering the MEE effective with the July 2017 administration and the 6 Maine essay questions will be eliminated.

Maryland 10 Maryland essay questions.
Massachusetts 10 essay questions.
Michigan 15 essay questions.
Mississippi 6 Mississippi Essay Exam questions.
Nevada Nevada Essay Exam, consisting of 7 essay questions.
North Carolina 12 essay questions.
Ohio 12 essay questions to be answered under Ohio law.
Oklahoma 16 essay questions.
Oregon For the February 2017 bar examination, Oregon can administer any combination of MEE questions and locally drafted essay questions.
Beginning with the July 2017 UBE administration, the locally drafted essay questions will be eliminated from the bar examination.

Pennsylvania 6 essay questions and 1 performance test.
Rhode Island 3 local essay questions drafted by the Board of Bar Examiners.
South Dakota 1 Indian law question.
Tennessee 9 local essay questions.
Texas Procedure and Evidence Questions (20 short answer questions each for civil and criminal) and Texas Essay Questions (12 questions).
Virginia 9 essay questions and 10 multiple-choice questions.
Wisconsin Wisconsin can administer any combination of MEE, MPT, and locally drafted essay questions.
Guam 1 essay question based on local case law and statutory law.
Northern Mariana Islands 2 local essay questions.
Palau Palau Essay Exam, consisting of 4 to 5 questions.
Puerto Rico Bar examination consists of only local components: 184 multiple-choice questions and 8 essay questions.

Do you accept MBE scores transferred from other jurisdictions?

Alabama An applicant who has taken and passed a bar examination in another jurisdiction, has been admitted to practice in that jurisdiction, and
has earned an MBE scaled score of 140 or above may elect to be excused from taking the MBE provided that the examination is administered
within 25 months.

Arkansas For immediately succeeding examination, will accept MBE scaled score of at least 135 from any jurisdiction.
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