State-by-State Bar Exam Information: Nevada
The last Tue, Wed, and Thu of February and July
March 15th (Late applications accepted until May 15th, but with substantially higher fee)
Written: Eight essay questions written by the state's Board of Bar Examiners; one performance test drawn from the Multistate Performance Test
Multiple-choice: The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
The state essays always include at least one question on legal ethics and may also test on constitutional law, evidence, contracts, criminal law, criminal procedure, real property, torts, remedies, community property, conflict of laws, persons and domestic relations, corporations, agency and partnership, wills/estates/trusts, UCC Article 2, UCC Article 3, UCC Article 9, Nevada pleadings and practice, and federal pleadings and practice.
The MBE tests Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.
Yes. All applicants who request to take the exam on a laptop will be able to do so.
The written portions (essays and performance test) are weighted at 2/3rds of the overall score; the MBE is weighted at 1/3rd.
2012: 77%; 2011: 79%
2012: 69%; 2011: 66%
No, except in very limited circumstances involving law school faculty, in-house corporate attorneys, or attorneys with some government agencies