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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 Alaska
Arizona     T W  uses UBE Arizona
Arkansas     T W  Arkansas Q&A Arkansas
California     T W R California Q&A
changing to two-day exam in July 2017 (T and W)
Colorado     T W  uses UBE Colorado
Connecticut     T W  Connecticut Q
(answers can be purchased)
switching to UBE in February 2017
Delaware  M T W  Delaware Q Delaware
DC     T W  uses UBE 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 UBE Iowa
Kansas     T W  uses UBE Kansas
Kentucky     T W  Kentucky Q Kentucky
Louisiana  M   W   F Louisiana Q Louisiana
Maine     T W  not available online
(Q&A can be purchased)
switching to UBE in July 2017
Maryland     T W  Maryland Q&A Maryland
Massachusetts       W R Massachusetts Q
switching to UBE in July 2018
Michigan     T W  Michigan Q&A Michigan
Minnesota     T W  uses UBE
Minnesota Q&A
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 Nebraska
Nevada     T W R Nevada Q&A Nevada
New Hampshire     T W  uses UBE New Hampshire
New Jersey       W R New Jersey Q&A
switching to UBE in February 2017
New Jersey
New Mexico     T W  uses UBE New Mexico
New York     T W  uses UBE
see also New York Q&A
New York
North Carolina     T W  not available online
(answers can be purchased)
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)
switching to UBE in July 2017
Pennsylvania     T W  Pennsylvania Q&A Pennsylvania
Rhode Island     T W  Rhode Island Q Rhode Island
South Carolina  M T W  not available online
switching to UBE in February 2017
not available
South Dakota     T W  uses multistate not available
Tennessee     T W  Tennessee Q Tennessee
Texas     T W R Texas Q
(& some A)
Utah     T W  uses UBE not available
Vermont     T W  uses UBE
older Vermont Q&A available
Virginia     T W  Virginia Q
(& sample A)
Washington     T W  uses UBE Washington
West Virginia     T W  uses multistate
switching to UBE in July 2017
West Virginia
Wisconsin     T W  not available online
(Q&A 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)


Upcoming Bar Examination Weeks:

Year Bar Exam Held
Winter 2017 February 20-24
Summer 2017 July 24-28
Winter 2018 February 26-March 2
Summer 2018 July 23-27
Winter 2019 February 25-March 1
Summer 2019 July 29-August 2


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 "The 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.


Study 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.