Bar Exam Resources
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This page includes: Bar Admission Requirements
For up-to-date bar admission information, contact the bar administrator for the specific jurisdiction.

For an overview of bar requirements for all states consult the American Bar Association (ABA) Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.

Boards of Bar Examiners
Links to all State Boards of Bar Examiners are available from www.barexam.org. Bar Examination Tests
  • Bar admission requirements are promulgated by each state. The most common testing configuration consists of a two-day bar examination. One day of testing is devoted to the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) and the second day is typically comprised of essays from a broad range of subject areas prepared by the board of bar examiners of each state.
  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is a standardized 200-item test covering six areas of the law (Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts). The MBE is administered in all states except Washington and Louisiana.
  • The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a fifty question, two-hour, multiple-choice exam separately administered three times a year. It is required in all states except Washington, Wisconsin and Maryland. On-line registration is available.
  • The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) has also been adopted in several jurisdictions. It is three 90-minute skills questions covering legal analysis, fact analysis, problem solving, resolution of ethical dilemmas, organization and management of a lawyering task, and communication.
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