State-by-State Bar Exam Information: Rhode Island
The last Tue and Wed of February and July
Available all year on the Rhode Island Supreme Court's website
Written: Three Rhode Island-specific essay questions, six Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, and one performancre test from the Multistate Performance Test (MPT)
Multiple-choice: The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
Day One: 90 minutes for the MPT; 90 minutes for three R.I. essay questions; lunch; six MEE questions.
Day Two: Three hours in the morning for first 100 MBE questions; lunch; three hours in the afternoon for second 100 MBE questions.
Yes. All applicants who request to take the exam on a laptop will be able to do so.
The written portion (MPT, 9%, and essays, 41%) and the MBE are each weighted at 50% of the overall score.
2012: 81%; 2011: 77%
2012: 80%; 2011: 75%
Yes, but concurrent examination only
Yes, but they have to take an attorney exam--three local questions, one MPT, and six MEE questions.