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The Bar Exam: MEE

How to pass the Bar Exam


The Multi-State Essay Exam is an NCBE exam that is administered by the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennesse, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, Virgin Islands

The exam consists of six 30 minute questions given throughout a half-day. Areas of law that may be covered on the MEE include the following: Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts (including Article 2 [Sales] of the Uniform Commercial Code), Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code. Some questions may include issues in more than one area of law. The particular areas covered vary from exam to exam.  

MEE Information


NoteEffective with the February 2017 administration; there will be changes to the Real Property scope of coverage for the MBE and the MEE.


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