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New York State Bar Examination
Bar Examination Overview

The New York State Bar Examination is a two-day examination administered twice a year by the New York State Board of Law Examiners, the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and the last Tuesday and Wednesday of July. To be admitted to practice law in the State of New York, you must pass the New York State Bar Examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), which is administered by the National Conference of Board Examiners on a separate test date.

 

Structure of the Examination

Day One of the Bar Examination consists of  the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) which is comprised of six essay questions, and two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) which is a practical exercise of lawyering skills, in the form of a memorandum, brief, etc. Day Two of the Bar Examination is the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), which consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, standardized for all Bar Applicants nationwide.

 
Subject Matters
 

Subjects tested on the MBE section include:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

 

Subjects tested on the MEE section:

  • The 7 subject matters tested on the MBE
  • Business Relationships (Agency, Corporations, Partnership)
  • Family Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • UCC Articles 9

 

For additional information about the New York State Bar Examination, please see the official New York State Board of Law Examiners website at http://www.nybarexam.org/.

 

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