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Bar Exam Resources

Exam Rules Exam Days Prior Exams Available? Results
Alabama     T W  uses UBE Alabama
Alaska     T W  uses UBE
(prior Alaska Q&A still available)
Arizona     T W  uses UBE Arizona
Arkansas     T W  Arkansas Q&A Arkansas
California     T W R California Q&A California
Colorado     T W  uses UBE Colorado
Connecticut     T W  Connecticut Q
(answers can be purchased)
Delaware  M T W  Delaware Q Delaware
DC     T W  uses multistate DC
Florida     T W  Florida Q&A Florida
Georgia     T W  Georgia Q&A Georgia
Hawaii     T W  uses multistate Hawaii
Idaho     T W  uses UBE Idaho
Illinois     T W  uses multistate not available
Indiana     T W  not available online Indiana
Iowa     T W  uses multistate Iowa
Kansas     T W  uses UBE, beginning February 2016 Kansas
Kentucky     T W  Kentucky Q Kentucky
Louisiana  M   W   F Louisiana Q Louisiana
Maine     T W  not available online
(can be purchased)
Maryland     T W  Maryland Q&A Maryland
Massachusetts       W R Massachusetts Q Massachusetts
Michigan     T W  Michigan Q&A Michigan
Minnesota     T W  uses UBE not available
Mississippi     T W  Mississippi Q&A Mississippi
Missouri     T W  uses UBE Missouri
Montana     T W  uses UBE Montana
Nebraska     T W  uses UBE not available
Nevada     T W R Nevada Q&A Nevada
New Hampshire     T W  uses UBE New Hampshire
New Jersey       W R New Jersey Q&A New Jersey
New Mexico     T W  uses UBE New Mexico
New York     T W  New York Q&A
switching to UBE in July 2016
New York
North Carolina     T W  not available online North Carolina
North Dakota     T W  uses UBE not available
Ohio     T W R Ohio Q Ohio
Oklahoma     T W  not available online Oklahoma
Oregon     T W  uses multistate
(but also see Oregon Q)
Pennsylvania     T W  Pennsylvania Q&A Pennsylvania
Rhode Island     T W  Rhode Island Q Rhode Island
South Carolina  M T W  not available online South Carolina
South Dakota     T W  uses multistate not available
Tennessee     T W  Tennessee Q Tennessee
Texas     T W R Texas Q (& some A) Texas
Utah     T W  uses UBE Utah
Vermont     T W  Vermont Q&A Vermont
Virginia     T W  Virginia Q
(& sample A)
Washington     T W  uses UBE Washington
West Virginia     T W  uses multistate West Virginia
Wisconsin     T W  not available online
(can be purchased)
not available
Wyoming     T W  uses UBE Wyoming


Many states are using at least one of the multistate exams from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. That organization offers the following exams:

Test Prior Exams Available
Multistate Bar Exam MBE (or purchase)
Multistate Essay Exam MEE (or purchase)
Multistate Performance Test MPT (or purchase)
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam MPRE (or purchase)
Uniform Bar Examination
    contains MBE, MEE, and MPT (see links above)


In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. A summary of some of these qualifications may be found in "Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements", a free online book. Other information may be available at the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar "Bar Admissions" page.


Materials in the ASL Library

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Commercial Bar Exam Review Courses

Please note: ASL does not endorse any particular bar review course. You are responsible for paying all fees incurred by participating in any of these courses (private loans may be available; the Financial Aid Office keeps a listing of lenders). This listing is not comprehensive.