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Bar Exam Preparation

The bar exam is certainly demanding and difficult, but gathering needed information about bar exams and bar admissions should not be. Unlike many websites that discuss bar exams or bar admissions, this site is regularly updated and it is not commercial. It seeks only to provide information: the information law students want and need to know as they strategize and prepare for the next step after law school--becoming a licensed lawyer.

All information on this site is updated annually during the summer or as information is received.   Data comes from reliable sources, including the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the bar exam administrators from the various states.

NOTE: Effective with the February 2015 bar exam, the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), a part of the bar exam in 49 states, will include a new subject: Federal Civil Procedure.


Upcoming Deadlines: 

Deadlines for the November 1, 2014 Administration of the MPRE

  • September 10, 2014-- Regular Deadline, $80
  • September 25, 2014-- Late Registration Deadline $160

Deadlines for the February 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Exam

  • Timely -- October 30 -- $575
  • First Late-- November 15 -- $725
  • Second Late-- November 30 -- $1,025
  • Final-- December 15 -- $1,425

Questions about other states' deadlines and requirements can be directed to Mr. Wible or check out this publication from the NCBE.

Revised 09/28/2011 | Copyright 2011 | Site by UMC