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Alabama Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Alabama bar exam is a 3-day exam and consists of :

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 10%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 20%; and
  • the three-hour Alabama Civil Litigation Examination, weighted 20%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Alabama bar exam: 

  • Alabama civil litigation 
  • Business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • Civil procedure (federal)
  • Conflicts of laws
  • Constitutional law (Alabama and federal)
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • Criminal law and procedure 
  • Evidence
  • Family law
  • Real property
  • Torts
  • Trusts and estates (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions).

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Alaska Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Alaska bar exam, a 2½-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; 
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions, weighted 12.5%; 
  • three 1-hour Alaska essay questions, weighted 15%; and 
  • six 30-minute Alaska essay questions, weighted 22.5%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Alaska bar exam, with all essay questions answered in accordance with Alaska law:

  • Business organizations (associations, partnerships, corporations)
  • Civil procedure 
  • Constitutional law (Alaska and federal)
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • Criminal law and procedure 
  • Evidence 
  • Family law 
  • Real property
  • Torts, including products liability

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Arizona Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Arizona Bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 33%; and
  • twelve 30-minute Arizona essay questions, weighted 67%. 

The following subjects may be tested on the Arizona bar exam:

  • Civil procedure (Arizona and federal)
  • Community property
  • Constitutional law (Arizona and federal)
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • Corporations, partnerships, and other business organizations (business associations)
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Evidence
  • Professional responsibility
  • Real property
  • Torts
  • Trusts (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions)
  • Wills.

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Arkansas Bar Exam

The following information comes from the the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Arkansas bar exam, a 2 1/2-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 33%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 20%; 
  • three 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions and
  • four 45-minute Arkansas essay questions, together weighted 47%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Arkansas bar exam:

  • Business organizations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • Civil procedure (federal)
  • Commercial transactions, including Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable
  • instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • Conflict of laws
  • Constitutional law (Arkansas and federal)
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • Criminal law and procedure 
  • Domestic relations (family law)
  • Equity (remedies)
  • Evidence 
  • Practice and procedure, including federal and Arkansas trial and appellate practice, remedies, and choice of forum 
  • Property, real and personal 
  • Torts, including product liability 
  • Wills, estates, and trusts, including guardianship

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Colorado Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. 

The Colorado Bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of:

  • the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • weight 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 30%; and
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 20%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Colorado bar exam:

  • Business organizations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • Civil procedure (federal) 
  • Conflict of laws
  • Constitutional law
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • Criminal law and procedure 
  • Evidence 
  • Family law
  • Federal civil procedure
  • Real property 
  • Torts
  • Trusts and estates
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions).

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Connecticut Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Connecticut bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; and
  • a six-hour essay examination, weighted 50%, consisting of up to six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination questions, and
  • six or more 30-minute Connecticut essay questions.

The following subjects may be tested on the Connecticut bar exam:

  • Administrative law
  • Business entities (agency, partnership, sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs)
  • Civil procedure
  • Conflict of laws
  • Constitutional law (Connecticut and federal)
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Evidence 
  • Professional responsibility
  • Property, real and personal 
  • Torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code, including Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • Wills, trusts, and estates.

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Delaware Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Delaware bar exam, a 2½-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 40%; 
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, and
  • eight 45-minute Delaware essay questions.

The following subjects may be tested on the Delaware bar exam:

  • Agency (business associations)
  • Constitutional law
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • Corporations (business associations)
  • Criminal law and procedure (Delaware and federal)
  • Equity (remedies)
  • Evidence 
  • Partnerships (business associations)
  • Procedure in federal and Delaware courts (civil and criminal procedure)
  • Property 
  • Torts
  • Trusts (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • Uniform Commercial Code, including Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • Wills.

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District of Columbia Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. 

The D.C. bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 25%; and
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 25%.

The D.C. bar exam may cover the following subjects:

  • Administrative law
  • Agency (business associations)
  • Business associations (agency, partnerships, corporations, LLCs)
  • Civil and criminal procedure
  • Conflicts of law
  • Constitutional law
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Equity (remedies)
  • Evidence
  • Family law
  • Legal ethics (professional responsibility)
  • Real and personal property
  • Tax law 
  • Torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code (articles not specified)
  • Wills, trusts, and administration of estates.

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Georgia Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Georgia bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; and
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, and
  • four 45-minute Georgia essay questions, together weighted 50%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Georgia bar exam:

  • business organizations
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • family law
  • practice and procedure (Georgia and federal)
  • professional ethics (professional responsibility)
  • property
  • remedies
  • torts
  • trusts (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills and estates.

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Hawaii Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Hawaii bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of 

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; 
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 10%;
  • 15 multiple-choice questions on the Hawai'i Rules of Professional Conduct, weighted 5%; and
  • seven 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 35%. 

The following subjects may be tested on the Hawai'i bar exam:

  • Business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs) 
  • Civil procedure (federal)
  • Conflict of laws
  • Constitutional law 
  • Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family law 
  • Legal ethics (Hawai'i Rules of Professional Responsibility)
  • Real property
  • Torts
  • Trusts and estates (decedents' estates, trusts, future interests) (wills) 
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 (negotiable instruments/commercial paper), 9 (secured transactions)

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Idaho Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  

The Idaho bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of: 

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, plus
  • one 30-minute Idaho essay on community property, together weighted approximately 27%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted approximately 23%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Idaho bar exam:

  • business organizations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal) 
  • community property (Idaho)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • estates and trusts (wills) (Idaho) 
  • ethics (professional responsibility) (Idaho or ABA Model Rules)
  • evidence (federal) 
  • family law (Idaho) 
  • real property, not including Idaho water law 
  • torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions) (Idaho) 

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Illinois Bar Exam

The Illinois bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; 
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 7%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, and
  • three 30-minute Illinois Essay questions, together weighted 43%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Illinois bar exam:

  • administrative law
  • agency & partnership (business associations)
  • business organizations, including corporations and LLCs commercial paper (UCC Article 3 negotiable instruments) 
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law (federal and Illinois) 
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • equity jurisprudence (remedies)
  • evidence
  • family law 
  • federal jurisdiction and procedure
  • Illinois procedure
  • personal property, including bailments and UCC Article 2 sales
  • real property 
  • secured transactions (UCC Article 9)
  • suretyship
  • taxation (federal)
  • torts
  • trusts and future interests (wills)
  • wills and decedents' estates.

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Iowa Bar Exam

The following information comes from National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Iowa bar exam consists of 

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 30%, and
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 20%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Iowa bar exam:

  • business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal)
  • conflicts of law
  • constitutional law (federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • evidence (federal rules)
  • family law
  • real property
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (decedents' estates, trusts, and future interests) (wills)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general provisions), 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions). 

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Indiana Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Indiana bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 20%; and
  • six 40-minute Indiana essay questions specifically covering Indiana law, weighted 30%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Indiana bar exam:

  • administrative law
  • business organizations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • commercial law, consisting of contracts and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC Articles not specified)
  • constitutional law (Indiana and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • family law
  • pleading and practice
  • property, real and personal
  • taxation
  • torts
  • wills, trusts, and estates.

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Kentucky Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners

The Kentucky Bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE),
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, and
  • six 30-minute Kentucky Essay questions.

The following subjects may be tested on the Kentucky bar exam:

  • administrative law and procedure
  • business entities (agency, partnerships, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure 
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • criminal law and procedure
  • domestic relations (family law)
  • estates (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • evidence
  • property, real and personal
  • taxation (federal)
  • torts
  • UCC Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions)

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Maine Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  

The Maine bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted approx. 36%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted approx. 9%; and
  • six 45-minute Maine essay questions, weighted approx. 55%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Maine bar exam:

  • agency (business associations)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • corporations (business associations)
  • creditors rights
  • criminal law
  • criminal procedure (Maine and federal)
  • equity (remedies)
  • evidence (Maine and federal)
  • family law
  • partnerships (business associations)
  • procedure (Maine civil, criminal, and appellate rules)
  • professional responsibility (Maine)
  • real property 
  • statute of frauds
  • statutes of limitations
  • taxation (federal income)
  • torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code (tested articles not specified)
  • wills, trusts, and estates.

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Maryland Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Maryland bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 33%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 11%; and
  • ten 25-minute Maryland essay questions, weighted 56%. 

The following subjects may be tested on the Maryland bar exam: 

  • agency (business associations)
  • business associations (corporations, LLCs, PSCs, partnerships, joint ventures, sole proprietorships)
  • civil procedure (federal and Maryland)
  • commercial transactions, including UCC Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secure transactions)
  • constitutional law (federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure (federal and Maryland) 
  • evidence (federal and Maryland)
  • family law (Maryland)
  • professional conduct (Maryland)
  • real property
  • torts

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Minnesota Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Minnesota Bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 12.5%; and
  • six 45-minute Minnesota essay questions, weighted 37.5%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Minnesota bar exam:

  • business organizations (partnerships, proprietorships, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure
  • constitutional law 
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • criminal law and procedure
  • ethics and professional responsibility
  • evidence 
  • family law
  • real property
  • taxation (federal individual income)
  • torts
  • UCC Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales) 
  • wills, trusts, and estates

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Mississippi Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Mississippi bar exam, a 3-day exam, consists of

  • the 6-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 40%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 15%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 15%;
  • six 60-minute Mississippi essay questions, weighted 30%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Mississippi bar exam:

  • administrative law
  • bankruptcy
  • business organizations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law (Mississippi and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • domestic relations (family law)
  • evidence 
  • federal jurisdiction and civil procedure
  • practice and procedure (Mississippi)
  • professional conduct and ethics (professional responsibility)
  • real property
  • taxation (federal income)
  • torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code, including Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills, estates, trusts, and future interests, including basic federal tax consequences 

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Missouri Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Missouri bar exam, a two-day exam, currently consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 40%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 10%; and
  • ten 30-minute MEE and Missouri essay questions, weighted 50%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Missouri bar exam:

  • administrative law
  • agency & partnership (business associations)
  • civil procedure (Missouri and federal)
  • commercial paper (UCC Article 3 negotiable instruments)
  • conflicts of law
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • corporations and LLCs (business associations)
  • criminal law and procedure
  • estates (wills)
  • evidence
  • family law
  • real property 
  • remedies
  • sales (UCC Article 2)
  • secured transactions (UCC Article 9)
  • torts
  • trusts and future interests (wills)

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Montana Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Montana Bar exam, a three-day exam, consists of

  • the 6-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 35%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 25%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 15%;
  • four 60-minute Montana Essay questions, weighted 25%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Montana bar exam:

  • agency
  • business organizations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure
  • constitutional law (Montana and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • domestic relations (family law)
  • professional responsibility
  • real property
  • taxation (estate, federal income, and Montana and federal gift tax)
  • torts
  • trusts, probate and wills, guardianships, conservatorships, and estates
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 4 (bank deposits and collections), 6 (bulk sales), 9 (secured transactions) (Montana) 
  • workers' compensation.

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Nebraska Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Nebraska bar exam, a 1 1/2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), wieghted 50%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 50%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Nebraska bar exam:

  • business associations (agency & partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • evidence
  • family law 
  • real property (including real estate finance) 
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (intestate succession, wills, trusts, and future interests)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions)

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Nevada Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Nevada bar exam, a 2½-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 33%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem; and
  • eight 60-minute Nevada essay questions.

The following subjects may be tested on the Nevada bar exam:

  • agency and partnership (business associations) 
  • community property
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • corporations (business associations)
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • domestic relations (family law)
  • evidence 
  • legal ethics (professional responsibility) (tested on every exam)
  • pleading and practice (Nevada and federal)
  • real property
  • remedies
  • torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills, trusts, and estates

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New Hampshire Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The New Hampshire bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems; weighted 20%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 30%.

The following subjects may be tested on the New Hampshire bar exam:

  • business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • evidence
  • family law 
  • real property
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (decedents' estates, trusts, future interests)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions)

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New Mexico Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  

The New Mexico Bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the 6-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 17%;
  • six 30-minute New Mexico essay questions, weighted 33%.

The following subjects may be tested on the New Mexico bar exam: 

  • administrative law
  • agency (business associations)
  • business entities, including partnerships and corporations
  • community property (New Mexico)
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • equitable remedies (remedies)
  • evidence 
  • family law (New Mexico)
  • federal jurisdiction and procedure
  • Indian law, including federal Indian law, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, and the Indian Child Welfare Act)
  • real property
  • torts Uniform Ccommercial Code Article 9 (secured transactions) 
  • wills, estates, and trusts

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New York Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The New York bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 40%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 10%;
  • 50 New York multiple choice questions, weighted 10%; and
  • five 40-minute New York essay questions, weighted 40%. 

The following subjects may be tested on the New York bar exam: 

  • business relationships (business associations)
  • civil procedure and jurisdiction (New York and federal)
  • conflict of laws 
  • constitutional law (New York and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • evidence 
  • family law
  • professional responsibility
  • real property
  • remedies
  • torts and statutory no-fault insurance provisions
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions) 
  • wills, trusts, and estates

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North Dakota Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The North Dakota bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 30%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 20%.

North Dakota tests only on general law, not on North Dakota law. The following subjects may be tested on the North Dakota bar exam:

  • business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure 
  • evidence
  • family law 
  • real property
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (decedents' estates, trusts, future interests)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 (negotiable instruments), 9 (secured transactions). 

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Ohio Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  

The Ohio bar exam, a 2½-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 33%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 13%; and
  • twelve Ohio essay questions, weighted 53%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Ohio bar exam:

  • business associations, including agency, partnerships, and corporations 
  • civil procedure
  • commercial transactions, including UCC Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 4 (bank deposits and collections), 4A (funds transfers), & 9 (secured transactions)
  • constitutional law 
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales & Article 9 secured transactions
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • legal ethics (professional responsibility)
  • property, real and personal
  • torts
  • wills 

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Oregon Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Oregon Bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of:

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 12.5%;
  • nine essay questions, weighted 37.5%, which may consist of up to three 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, and
  • six to nine 35-minute Oregon essay questions.

The following subjects may be tested on the Oregon bar exam:

  • business organizations, including corporations
  • partnerships
  • civil litigation, including civil procedure (federal and Oregon)
  • evidence (federal and Oregon)
  • commercial transactions, including agency
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 9 (secured transactions)
  • legal ethics (Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct)
  • property, including decedents' estates (wills)
  • real property
  • trusts (wills)
  • public law, including administrative law and procedure (federal and Oregon)
  • constitutional law
  • criminal law and procedure
  • federal income taxation
  • torts.

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Rhode Island Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Rhode Island bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 9%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 27%; and
  • three 30-minute Rhode Island essay questions, weighted 14%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Rhode Island bar exam:

  • agency (business associations)
  • business entities (partnerships, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil practice and procedure 
  • commercial paper (UCC Article 3 negotiable instruments)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • creditors' rights
  • criminal law and procedure
  • domestic relations (family law)
  • equity (remedies)
  • evidence
  • real property
  • sales (UCC Article 2)
  • secured transactions (UCC Article 9)
  • torts
  • wills, trusts, probate, decedents' estates, and future interests.

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South Dakota Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The South Dakota bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; 
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 25%;
  • five 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, and
  • one 30-minute Indian Law question, together weighted 25%.

The following subjects may be tested on the South Dakota bar exam: 

  • business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • family law 
  • federal Indian law, including civil and criminal jurisdiction, the Indian Civil Rights Act, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the
  • Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
  • real property
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (decedents' estates, trusts, future interests) (wills)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 (negotiable instruments) and 9 (secured transactions).

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Texas Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Law Examiners.

The Texas bar exam, a 2½-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 40%;
  • one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problem, weighted 10%;
  • Procedure and Evidence questions, weighted 10%;
  • twelve Texas essay questions, weighted 40%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Texas bar exam:

  • bankruptcy 
  • business associations, including agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs, and professional associations
  • civil procedure and jurisdiction (Texas)
  • constitutional law
  • consumer law, including federal and Texas debt collection practices acts, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Protection Act,and insurance
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • criminal law
  • criminal procedure (Texas and federal)
  • evidence (Texas and federal)
  • family law
  • real property, including Texas topics such as oil and gas
  • taxation, including income, estate, and gift taxes 
  • torts
  • trusts and guardianships
  • Uniform Commercial Code, including Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills and administration.

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Utah Bar Admission and Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Utah bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 18%, and
  • eight 30-minute essay questions, weighted 32%. One of the essay questions will cover legal ethics. Essays may be drafted by Utah examiners or taken from the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE).

The following subjects may be tested on the Utah bar exam:

  • administrative law
  • business associations (agency, partnerships, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (Utah and federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law (Utah and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • creditor/debtor law, including bankruptcy
  • criminal law and procedure
  • ethics (professional responsibility) (Utah Rules of Professional Conduct)
  • evidence (Utah and federal)
  • family law
  • real property
  • torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), & 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills, trusts, decedents' estates, future interests, and estate planning (including tax aspects).

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Vermont Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The Vermont bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%; 
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 25%; and
  • four 60-minute Vermont essay questions, weighted 25%.

The following subjects may be tested on the Vermont bar exam: 

  • administrative law
  • bankruptcy
  • business organizations
  • civil procedure
  • commercial law, including the Uniform Commercial Code
  • constitutional law (Vermont and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • equity (remedies)
  • ethics (professional responsibility)
  • evidence 
  • family law, including juvenile law 
  • general practice skills 
  • personal and real property, including foreclosure
  • taxation
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (wills)
  • wills and probate.

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Virginia Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  

The Virginia bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 25%;
  • six 30-minute Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, weighted 25%.

The following subjects may be tested on the West Virginia bar exam:

  • business associations (agency, partnership, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • family law
  • real property
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (decedents' estates, trusts, and future interests) (wills)
  • UCC Articles 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions). 

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Wisconsin Bar Exam

The following information comes from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  

The Wisconsin bar exam, a 2-day exam, consists of

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • six hours of essay questions, weighted 50%. These questions include Wisconsin essay questions, and they may also include one or more Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions and one or two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems. The composition can change from one exam to the next.

The following subjects may be tested on the Wisconsin bar exam:

  • business organizations (partnership, corporations, associations, sole proprietorships)
  • civil procedure (pleading and practice, jurisdiction of courts)
  • commercial law, including Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • constitutional law (federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales 
  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence 
  • family law
  • professional responsibility
  • property, including real estate 
  • tax (federal)
  • torts
  • trusts and estates (wills).

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