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Bar Exam Preparation Materials

This guide outlines bar exam preparation materials available to NCCU law students.

Recommendations from the Director of Bar Preparation

Antoinette Pierre-Louis, Interim Director of Bar Preparation, highly recommends the following resources:

Bar Exam Success, previously known as, Pass the Bar.

Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam.

MBE Decoded - Multistate Bar Exam

Please find the links to all of these resources below!

Comprehensive Guide to Bar Exam Requirements

General Admission and Exam Information

Most states require bar exam applicants to complete a lengthy application along with a series of exams which typically include the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), and a series of essay questions. Some jurisdictions may also test practical skills. The resources below link to basic information about application procedures to the North Carolina Bar, along with links to information about the various parts of the exam and general bar exam admission requirements for most U.S. jurisdictions. 

  • National Conference of Bar Examiners
    Includes statistics on bar passage, some free and for-purchase practice questions, and information about the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
    • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)— “a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination covering contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, and real property."  For more information on the MBE, click here to go to the National Conference on Bar Examiner's MBE page.
    • Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)—“a collection of 30-minute essay questions administered by participating jurisdictions on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. The MEE offers nine questions per examination, with most jurisdictions selecting six questions from the nine.” Topics include Business Associations, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates, and Uniform Commercial Code. For more information on the MEE, click here to go to the National Conference on Bar Examiner's MEE page.
    • Multistate Performance Test (MPT)—“consists of two 90-minute skills questions covering legal analysis, fact analysis, problem solving, resolution of ethical dilemmas, organization and management of a lawyering task, and communication.” For more information on the MPT, click here to go to the National Conference on Bar Examiner's MPT page.
    • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)—“a 60-question, two-hour-and-five-minute, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year.” For more information on the MPRE, click here to go to the National Conference on Bar Examiner's MPRE page.