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Bar Exam Resources

General Application Information

Applications are due MAY 11 for the July 2015 Virginia Bar Exam.

The exam will be administered JULY 28-29, 2015.  

For details of the application process, please visit the website of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners.  

Information about the character and fitness screening is available here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Contents and Scoring of the Exam

The essay portion of the Virginia Bar Exam (60% of your total bar exam score) tests the following subjects:

Agency  —  Conflict of Laws  —  Constitutional Law  —  Contracts  —  Business Organizations  —  Creditors' Rights

Criminal Law  —  Domestic Relations  —  Equity  —  Evidence  —  Federal Practice & Procedure  —  Local Government Law

Professional Responsibility  —  Real & Personal Property  —  Sales  —  Taxation  —  Torts  —  Trusts  —  Uniform Commercial Code

Virginia Civil & Criminal Procedure (including Appellate Practice)  —  Wills and Estate Administration

 

The Multistate Bar Exam portion (40% of your total bar exam score) tests the following subjects:

Constitutional Law  •  Contracts  •  Criminal Law and Procedure  •  Evidence  •  Real Property  •  Torts

Recent Virginia Bar Exams

 

 

 

     July Bar Exams         

    February Bar Exams         

 

 

July 2014 -- Part One

July 2014 -- Part Two

July 2013 -- Part One

February 2014 -- Part One

February 2014 -- Part Two

February 2013 -- Part One

 

July 2013 -- Part Two February 2013 -- Part Two  
 
July 2012 -- Part One February 2012 -- Part One  
July 2012 -- Part Two February 2012 -- Part Two  
 
July 2011 -- Part One February 2011 -- Part One  
July 2011 -- Part Two February 2011 -- Part Two  
 
July 2010 -- Part One February 2010 -- Part One  
July 2010 -- Part Two February 2010 -- Part Two  
 
July 2009 -- Part One       February 2009 -- Part One  
July 2009 -- Part Two February 2009 -- Part Two  
 
July 2008 -- Part One February 2008 -- Part One  
July 2008 -- Part Two February 2008 -- Part Two  
 
July 2007 -- Part One February 2007 -- Part One  
July 2007 -- Part Two February 2007 -- Part Two  
 
July 2006 -- Part One February 2006 -- Part One  
July 2006 -- Part Two    February 2006 -- Part Two  
 
July 2005 -- Part One February 2005 -- Part One  
July 2005 -- Part Two February 2005 -- Part Two  
 
July 2004 -- Part One February 2004 -- Part One  
July 2004 -- Part Two February 2004 -- Part Two  
     

 

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners does not provide model answers. However, a limited number of "examples of good answers" from past exams are available on the Board of Bar Examiners website. Also, suggested answers are prepared each year by a consortium of Virginia law professors and are available through William and Mary