Bar Exam Resources

General Application Information

The filing deadline for the JULY 2017 Alabama Bar Exam is FEBRUARY 1, 2017. The exam will take place JULY 25-26, 2017.

Fee information and applications are available from the website of the Alabama State Bar.


Content and Scoring of the Exam

The Alabama bar exam consists of:

  • six Alabama essay questions -- 20% of total score
  • six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions -- 20% of total score
  • two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions -- 10% of total score
  • the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) (200 multiple-choice questions) -- 50% of total score

Subject areas include:

MBE subjects: Constitutional Law — Contracts/Sales — Criminal Law and Procedure — Evidence — Real Property — Torts

MEE and Alabama essay subjects: Alabama Civil Litigation (AL Civil Procedure & Equitable Remedies) — Agency — Commercial Paper / Negotiable Instruments — Conflict of Laws — Constitutional Law (Federal) — Contracts/Sales — Criminal Law/ and Procedure — Evidence — Family Law — Partnerships — Real Property — Secured Transactions — Torts — Trusts and Future Interests — Wills and Estates


More details may be found here.

Recent Alabma Bar Exams

Information about the Multistate Essay Exam and the Multistate Performance Test, including sample questions and answers, is available from the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Also see the MEE and MPT tabs at left.