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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  les his or her application for admission to the Connecticut bar.
Florida Accepts MBE scaled score transferred from another jurisdiction provided that the score meets the minimum passing score for Florida (currently 136) and was attained within 25 months of passing both Part A of the exam in Florida and the MPRE.
Kentucky Kentucky will begin administering the MPT effective with the July 2019 administration. At time of publication, no decision had been made as to whether this will reduce the number of MEE questions and/or Kentucky essay questions.
Maryland On November 20, 2017, the Court of Appeals of Maryland announced that it had accepted the recommendation of its Advisory Committee that Maryland adopt the Uniform Bar Examination. The Maryland State Board of Law Examiners has begun work on making the transition but expects to maintain the current format and subject matter of the Maryland General Bar Examination until at least July 2019, at which time Maryland will begin administering the MEE. Further information on Maryland’s transition to the UBE will be posted on the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners’ website as it becomes available.
New Jersey New Jersey will accept a score of 75 or better on the MPRE. In lieu thereof, applicants may present evidence of satisfactory performance in a law school course on ethics.
North Carolina North Carolina will begin administering the MEE and the MPT with the its  rst administration of the UBE in February 2019.
Tennessee The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has  led a petition with the Supreme Court of Tennessee to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination effective with the February 2019 administration. The Court has issued an order soliciting written comments with a deadline of January 31, 2018. If the Court adopts the UBE, Tennessee will begin administering the MEE effective with the February 2019 administration.
Do you require completion of a jurisdiction-drafted exam (essay, multiple-choice, or performance test)?
California 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. Effective with the July 2019 administration, Kentucky will begin administering the MPT. At time of publication, no decision had been made as to whether this will reduce the number of MEE questions and/or Kentucky essay questions.
Louisiana Written component consists of performance on 9 locally developed sections.
Maryland 10 Maryland essay questions. In November 2017, the Court of Appeals of Maryland announced that it had accepted the recommendation of its Advisory Committee that Maryland adopt the Uniform Bar Examination. The Maryland State Board of Law Examiners has begun work on making the transition but expects to maintain the current format and subject matter of the Maryland General Bar Examination until at least July 2019, at which time Maryland will begin administering the MEE and the 10 Maryland essay questions will be eliminated. Further information on Maryland’s transition to the UBE will be posted on the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners’ website as it becomes available.
Massachusetts The February 2018 bar examination includes 10 locally developed essay questions. Beginning with Massachusetts’s July 2018 UBE administration, the locally developed essay questions will be eliminated from the bar examination.
Michigan 15 essay questions.
Mississippi 6 Mississippi Essay Exam questions.
Nevada Nevada Essay Exam, consisting of 8 essay questions.
North Carolina The February and July 2018 bar examinations include 12 locally developed essay questions. Beginning with North Carolina’s February 2019 UBE administration, the locally developed essay questions will be eliminated from the bar examination.
Ohio 12 essay questions to be answered under Ohio law.
Oklahoma 16 essay questions.
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. The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has  led a petition with the Supreme Court of Tennessee to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination effective with the February 2019 administration. The Court has issued an order soliciting written comments with a deadline of January 31, 2018. If the Court adopts the UBE, Tennessee will begin administering the MEE effective with the February 2019 administration and the 9 local essay questions will be eliminated.
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.
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