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.

2017 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

    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

  • May 16, 2017

    Updates to the MBE Online Practice Exam (OPE) products

    A number of the questions and explanations in OPE 3 and OPE 4 have been updated for clarity, consistency, and style.

  • Jul 27, 2016

    Massachusetts adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

    Massachusetts has adopted the UBE. Examinees who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions. Massachusetts will administer the UBE starting with the July 2018 exam.

Test Dates

2017

  • 4Nov

    MPRE Test Date

2018

  • 27Feb

    MEE Test Date
  • 27Feb

    MPT Test Date
  • 28Feb

    MBE Test Date
  • 24Jul

    MPT Test Date
  • 24Jul

    MEE Test Date
  • 25Jul

    MBE Test Date