2021 Guide to Bar Admission RequirementsONLINE GUIDE
Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions—now in an interactive online format.
October MPRE ScoresNCBE ACCOUNT
October 2020 MPRE scores are available in NCBE Account File Cabinets until March 30.
THE BAR EXAMINERVIEW FALL 2020 ISSUE
COVID-19 and the July 2020 bar exam, the Bar Examiner’s new column focusing on diversity, a new “Seven Questions” interview column, and more.
2020 BAR EXAM RESULTSVIEW RESULTS
See up-to-date information on pass rates as jurisdictions release their July/September/October 2020 exam results.
COVID-19 UpdatesLEARN MORE
See the latest information about the coronavirus and the February and July 2021 bar exams.
NEXT GENERATION OF THE BAR EXAMPRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS
Read the Testing Task Force’s Overview of Preliminary Recommendations for the Next Generation of the Bar Examination.
BarNow Online Study AidsVISIT STORE
Discount extended! Get 50% off the Everything Pack and $10 off the Simulated MPRE through February 2021. Visit the NCBE Study Aids Store to learn more.
Select a jurisdiction from the drop-down menu for a summary of bar admission information specific to that jurisdiction and contact information for its bar admission agency.
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The Bar Examiner
NCBE's quarterly publication provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions and legal education and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction. Visit the Bar Examiner website to view the following in the Fall 2020 issue:
- COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam
- President’s Page: 2020: The Year of the Pandemic
- Focus: On Diversity: Why Diversity Must Matter to the Bar Admissions Community
Bar Admission Online Guide
Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.Online Guide
FEBRUARY AND JULY 2021 BAR EXAMS: See NCBE COVID-19 updates and jurisdiction announcements.
TESTING TASK FORCE: Overview of Preliminary Recommendations for the Next Generation of the Bar Exam
BARNOW STUDY AIDS: Get 50% off the Everything Pack through February 2021.
Visit the BAR EXAMINER website for articles on current issues in bar admissions.
Feb 18, 2021
Update on the February Bar Exam in Texas
Feb 2, 2021
NCBE Announces Remote Option for July 2021 Bar Exam
Jan 28, 2021
NCBE Board of Trustees Votes to Approve Testing Task Force Recommendations
Jan 7, 2021
October 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases
Nov 6, 2020
National Mean of 137.2 for October In-Person MBE
Sep 30, 2020
National Survey Finds Support for Bar Exam
Sep 18, 2020
August 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases
Sep 1, 2020
July 2020 MBE Mean Score Increases
MEE Test Dates
July 27, 2021
MPT Test Dates
July 27, 2021
MBE Test Dates
July 28, 2021
MPRE Test Dates
Test Administration: March 29 or 30, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 28, 2021
Test Administration: August 11 or 12, 2021
Registration Deadline: June 10, 2021
Test Administration: November 4 or 5, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 17, 2021
October MPRE Scores: October 2020 MPRE scores are available in NCBE Account File Cabinets until March 30.
Developed and scored by NCBE, the MPRE is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination covering established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. The MPRE is administered by NCBE and required for admission by most jurisdictions.
Coordinated by NCBE, the UBE is composed of the MEE, MPT, and MBE and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions. The UBE is administered and graded by user jurisdictions.
Developed and scored by NCBE, the MBE is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination covering seven substantive areas of law. The MBE is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.
Developed by NCBE, the MEE consists of six 30-minute essay questions covering up to 12 areas of substantive law. The particular areas covered vary from exam to exam. The MEE is administered and graded by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.
Developed by NCBE, the MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks designed to test fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. It is not a test of substantive knowledge. The MPT is administered and graded by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination.