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New York Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
The New York Bar Exam is a 2-day exam. It takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) Essay takes place on Tuesday and the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam) takes place on Wednesday. Note that New York has transitioned to the UBE with the July 2016 administration.
New York State Board of Law Examiners, Corporate Plaza, Building 3, 254 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany, NY 12203-5195
Tel: (518) 453-5990
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Bar Exam Format
The New York Bar Exam is a 2-day exam. Day 1: AM: Two Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) PM: Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) essays. Day 2: 200-question, multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).
Commencing with the 2016 New York UBE: Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Uniform Commercial Code (Secured Transactions).
Bar Exam Dates
In 2018, the New York Bar Exam will be administered on
- February 27 and 28, 2018
- July 24 and 25, 2018
The New York Bar Exam will require a minimum scaled combined score of 266 points out of 400 points to pass. The MBE is weighted at 50% of the score, the Essays are weighted at 30%, and the MPTs are weighted at 20%.
A minimum passing scaled score is 85 or higher.
MPRE Transfer Policy: New York accepts the transfer of MBE scaled score from a concurrent exam only.
New York permits admission on motion, without examination, for applicants who have practiced for five of the preceding seven years, are admitted to practice in at least one reciprocal jurisdiction, and have graduated from an ABA-approved law school.
As of October 1, 2016, an applicant who sat for the UBE in another jurisdiction may transfer the score earned on that examination to New York in lieu of taking the UBE in New York. An applicant has three years from the date of an exam to transfer the UBE score to New York.
An applicant for admission in New York must also take and complete an online course in New York‐specific law, known as the New York Law Course (NYLC), and must take and pass an online examination, known as the New York Law Exam (NYLE). The NYLC is an online, on-demand course that covers important and unique aspects of New York law in the subjects of Administrative Law, Business Relationships, Civil Practice and Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Matrimonial and Family Law, Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Torts and Tort Damages, and Trusts, Wills and Estates. The NYLC consists of approximately 15 hours of videotaped lectures with embedded questions that must be answered correctly before an applicant can continue viewing the lecture. The NYLE is a 50-item, two hour, open book, multiple choice test administered online with the same subjects' as on the NYLC.
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^ Practice essay results do not necessarily predict performance on the actual bar exam. Chart shows the average practice essay performance improvement for all Summer 2014 Kaplan students. 20% improvement is measured from first to last practice essay submitted. Individual performance will vary-as with all averages, some students will do better and some worse. Distance from zero to 50 in the chart has been condensed.
+ Scale range 100 to 150 raw score. Scaled scores are typically higher. Practice results do not necessarily predict performance on the actual bar exam. Chart MBE performance grouped by number of questions answered for Summer 2014 Kaplan students. Individual performance will vary-as with all averages, some students will do better and some worse.
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