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Louisiana Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
The Committee on Bar Admissions administers a written examination, which consists of two parts: A nine-part written examination (Part I) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (Part II). Part I is primarily essay and may include multiple-choice questions.
Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd #310
Metairie, LA 70002
Bar Exam Format
The Louisiana Bar Exam is three days (M,W,F) broken up into 9 parts:
- Day 1: Civil Code I, Civil Code II and Civil Code III
- Day 2: LA Code of Civil Procedure, Torts, and Business Entities
- Day 3: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence, and Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure
- Civil Code I (Persons, Property, Community Property)
- Civil Code II (Donations, Successions, Trusts)
- Civil Code III (Security Devices, Contracts, Sales, Leases, General Principles of Obligations, Liberative Prescriptions, Miscellaneous Code III)
- Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure
- Business Entities
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence
- Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure
Bar Exam Dates
- July 26, 2021*
- February 21, 23, and 25, 2022
*Usually a 3 day exam, given M, W, F; shortened to 1 day remote exam for COVID in July 2020, Feb 2021, and July 2021
The Louisiana Bar Exam will require a minimum scaled score of 650 out of a possible 900 to pass.
The multi-part written examination consists of nine separate examinations. Examinations 1 - 5 are "Code" examinations; examinations 6 - 9 are "Non-Code" examinations. Each subject is worth 100 raw points. Code subjects carry twice the weight of Non-Code subjects. The five Code subjects are Code I, Code II, Code III, La. Code of Civil Procedure and Torts. The four Non-Code subjects are Business Entities, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure.
A minimum passing scaled score is 80 or higher
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