Bar Exam Resources
Many states are using at least one of the multistate exams from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. That organization offers the following exams:
Upcoming Bar Examination Weeks:
||Bar Exam Held
||February 26-March 2
||February 25-March 1
||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
Check our online catalog for recent additions.
- Bar Admission Requirements
- Prior Bar Exams
- Compilation of Bar Examination Questions and Answers from the Institute for Bar Review Study (2000-2014; some editions on Reserve)
- Kentucky Bar Examinations - essay questions only (February and July exams, 1997-present, on Reserve)
- Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) - several books on Reserve, including Multistate Bar Examination Questions, Sample MBE, Sample MBE II, and Sample MBE III
- Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) - MEE Questions and Analyses (on Reserve)
- Multistate Performance Test (MPT) - questions and "point sheets" (1997-present, on Reserve)
- Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) - MPRE Sample Questions VI (on Reserve)
- North Carolina Bar Examinations - essay questions only (February and July exams, 1998-2009, on Reserve)
- Tennessee Bar Examinations - essay questions only (February and July exams, 1998-present, on Reserve)
- Virginia Bar Examinations - essay questions only (February and July exams, 1996-present, on Reserve)
- Study Guides
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.