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.

2015 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

  • 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

  • Aug 18, 2015

    Iowa adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

    Iowa becomes the 17th jurisdiction to adopt the UBE.

  • Aug 17, 2015

    August MPRE scores to be released September 10

    Scores will be posted to examinees' NCBE Accounts. Notification will be sent by email when scores have been posted.

  • Aug 13, 2015

    The regular registration deadline for the November MPRE is September 17

    Late registration is available at a higher fee until September 24.

  • May 6, 2015

    Registration for the 2016 MPRE test dates opens on December 14, 2015.

    Examinees should log in to their NCBE Accounts beginning on December 14, 2015, to access the link to register online for the MPRE.

  • May 6, 2015

    New York adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

    New York becomes the 16th jurisdiction to adopt the UBE.

  • Feb 20, 2015

    Kansas adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

    Kansas becomes the 15th jurisdiction to adopt the UBE.

  • Feb 17, 2015

    MBE Online Practice Exams available

    NCBE now offers four MBE Online Practice Exams.

Test Dates

2015

  • 7Nov

    MPRE Test Date

2016

  • 23Feb

    MEE Test Date
  • 23Feb

    MPT Test Date
  • 24Feb

    MBE Test Date
  • 19Mar

    MPRE Test Date
  • 26Jul

    MEE Test Date
  • 26Jul

    MPT Test Date
  • 27Jul

    MBE Test Date
  • 13Aug

    MPRE Test Date
  • 5Nov

    MPRE Test Date