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 that 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 Winter 2019-2020 issue:

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Bar Admission Guide

Bar Admissions Guide

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

2020 Guide

News

  • Oct 19, 2020

    NCBE Announces Initial Plans for Remote Option for February 2021 Bar Exam

  • Oct 12, 2020

    National Mean of 142.7 for September MBE

  • Oct 7, 2020

    2020 Bar Exam Process Comes to an End: Approximately 38,000 Applicants Took Bar Exam in July, September, or October

  • 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

  • Aug 7, 2020

    Hulett H. Askew Elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners

  • Jul 16, 2020

    NCBE and CLEO Extend Partnership to Better Diversify the Legal Profession

More News

Test Dates

MEE Test Dates

MPT Test Dates

MBE Test Dates

MPRE Test Dates

  • Test Administration: October 23 or 28, 2020
    Registration Deadline: September 14, 2020
  • Test Administration: March 29 or 30, 2021
    Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Test Administration: August 11 or 12, 2021
    Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Test Administration: November 4 or 5, 2021
    Registration Deadline: TBD

MPRE Scores

  • MPRE Scores: August 2020 MPRE scores will be removed from NCBE Account File Cabinets after October 28.

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