Test Dates

Test Administration
February 27, 2024
Test Administration
July 30, 2024
Test Administration
February 25, 2025

Jurisdictions Administering the MEE

Select a jurisdiction for a summary of bar admission information specific to that jurisdiction and contact information for its bar admission agency.

Test Day Policies

Each jurisdiction will provide specific information regarding materials, including appropriate identification, that examinees are allowed to bring with them to the test center.

About the MEE

The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) consists of six 30-minute questions. Developed by NCBE, the MEE is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. 

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 grades the MEE and determines its own policy with regard to the relative weight given to the MEE and other scores. Jurisdictions that administer the Uniform Bar Examination weight the MEE component 30%.

Registration Information

The MEE is developed by NCBE and administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination. Applicants register for the MEE by applying to a jurisdiction for the bar exam. View our interactive map for jurisdictions administering the MEE and other information.

Preparing for the MEE

The MEE consists of six 30-minute questions. Areas of law that may be covered on the MEE include the following: Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts (including Article 2 [Sales] of the Uniform Commercial Code), Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code. Some questions may include issues in more than one area of law. The particular areas covered vary from exam to exam.