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.

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The Bar Examiner

The Bar Examiner

NCBE's quarterly publication provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions and legal education and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction. Visit the Bar Examiner website to view the following in the Fall 2020 issue:

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Bar Admission Online Guide

Bar Admissions Guide

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

Online Guide

News

  • Feb 18, 2021

    Update on the February Bar Exam in Texas

  • Feb 2, 2021

    NCBE Announces Remote Option for July 2021 Bar Exam

  • Jan 28, 2021

    NCBE Board of Trustees Votes to Approve Testing Task Force Recommendations

  • Jan 7, 2021

    October 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases

  • Nov 6, 2020

    National Mean of 137.2 for October In-Person MBE

  • Sep 30, 2020

    National Survey Finds Support for Bar Exam

  • Sep 18, 2020

    August 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases

  • Sep 1, 2020

    July 2020 MBE Mean Score Increases

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Test Dates

MEE Test Dates

MPT Test Dates

MBE Test Dates

MPRE Test Dates

  • Test Administration: March 29 or 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline: January 28, 2021
  • Test Administration: August 11 or 12, 2021
    Registration Deadline: June 10, 2021
  • Test Administration: November 4 or 5, 2021
    Registration Deadline: September 17, 2021

MPRE Scores

  • October MPRE Scores: October 2020 MPRE scores are available in NCBE Account File Cabinets until March 30.

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