Bar Exam Resources

*** Important Information Regarding Law-Related Service

The Law School no longer credits or requires "law-related service." For students taking the New York Bar Exam it was largely redundant, because clinics, transnational practicum courses, and most externships satisfy the New York service requirement. 

There may be a few students, however, who have externships with for profit entities (law firms, trade associations, etc.).  Those students will need to arrange 50 or more hours of pro bono service in order to satisfy New York's requirements.  Please visit the Law School's Public Service Guidelines and Procedures page for more information. 

It is highly recommended that you explore this link to FAQs regarding New York's law-related service requirement.

General Application Information

** BEGINNING IN JULY 2016, NEW YORK WILL UTILIZE THE UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION (UBE). **

The application deadline for the JULY 2017 New York Bar Exam is APRIL 30, 2017.

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

New York exam takers must also take the NYLC and NYLE.  Details from NYBOLE here.  

 For application details, visit the website of the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

 

NOTE: applicants who pass the bar examination must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice. Details are available herehere and here.

   

Content and Scoring of the Exam

BEGINNING IN JULY 2016, NEW YORK WILL UTILIZE THE UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION (UBE).

The Uniform Bar Exam is composed of:

  • the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)
  • the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
  • two Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs)

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE, with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE 30%, and the MPT 20%.

For more information about the UBE, visit the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, here.

You may also want to visit the New York State Board of Law Examiner's website.