Jurisdiction Information

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.

Bar Admission Guide

Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.

2016 Guide

NCBE Exams

  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

    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.

  • Uniform Bar Examination

    Developed and 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.

  • Multistate Bar Examination

    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.

  • Multistate Essay 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.

  • Multistate Performance Test

    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.

  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
  • Uniform Bar Examination
  • Multistate Bar Examination
  • Multistate Essay Examination
  • Multistate Performance Test

Announcements

  • Apr 19, 2016

    New Jersey adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Feb 25, 2016

    South Carolina adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Feb 17, 2016

    Vermont adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Feb 5, 2016

    The District of Columbia adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Dec 18, 2015

    Changes to the MPT format and directions effective with the February 2016 exam

  • Dec 2, 2015

    Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will be reflected on the July 2016 MBE and MEE

  • Nov 3, 2015

    New Mexico adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

  • Aug 28, 2015

    Future changes to the Real Property scope of coverage for the MBE and the MEE

    Effective with the February 2017 administration, there will be changes to the Real Property scope of coverage for the MBE and the MEE

Test Dates

2016

  • 26Jul

    MEE Test Date
  • 26Jul

    MPT Test Date
  • 27Jul

    MBE Test Date
  • 13Aug

    MPRE Test Date
  • 5Nov

    MPRE Test Date

2017

  • 18Mar

    MPRE Test Date
  • 12Aug

    MPRE Test Date
  • 4Nov

    MPRE Test Date