Bar Exam Resources

General Application Information

** BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2017, NEW JERSEY WILL UTILIZE THE UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION (UBE). **

 

Timely filed applications for the New Jersey Bar Exam are due MARCH 31, 2017.

Late applications may be filed until April 30, 2017, but filing fees increase substantially. For more information, see the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners' website.

The exam will be administered JULY 25-26, 2017.

Application forms and the character and fitness questionnaire are available here.

   

Content and Scoring of the Exam

The Supreme Court of New Jersey adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) effective with the February 2017 bar examination. The UBE is a standardized test drafted by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), and is uniformly administered, graded, and scored in participating jurisdictions. The UBE consists of three components: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), a multiple choice exam; the Multistate Essay Examination, comprised of six essay questions testing law of general application; and the Multistate Performance Test, comprised of two writing tasks designed to test practical lawyering skills. Applicants who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.

More details are here.