Bar Exam Resources Guide

This Guide was created to assist W&L law students in preparing for the bar exam.

Helpful Information

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For additional information on print and electronic resources available to you and the information on this Guide, please contact a librarian at LawRef@wlu.edu

For additional information on W&L bar courses, the bar exam components, studying assistance and tips, creating a bar exam study schedule, etc., please contact Prof. Reid Flinn at FlinnCR@wlu.edu

For questions regarding the bar exam application process or materials, please contact Dean Trenya Mason at MasonT@wlu.edu

Looking for a Notary?

In the Law School:

Sue Coffey, Lewis Hall 233A (540-458-8981 or CoffeyS@wlu.edu)

Brianne Kleinert, Lewis Hall 245 (540-458-8567 or KleinertB@wlu.edu

Sheryl Salm, Lewis Hall 105 (540-458-8482 or SalmS@wlu.edu)

Other Notaries on W&L's campus are listed online

July 2021 Bar Exam Update:

The District of Columbia Committee on Admissions announced on February 10 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely. According to an announcement on May 10, 2021, "The July 2021 bar exam consists of the full Uniform Bar Exam. Pursuant to Order M-273, issued by the D.C. Court of Appeals, there is no option to transfer an MBE score from a previous bar exam, not to use an essay exam score from a prior bar exam taken in the District of Columbia." 

The DC state bar will administer a remote UBE on July 27-28, 2021. For exam day information, please visit the Court's website

Applications are due May 28, 2021.

For additional information, please visit the District of Columbia Courts, Committee on Admissions website

District of Columbia Bar Exam Details

The District of Columbia utilizes the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE).

The UBE is composed of the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) which are prepared by, given, and graded in accordance with the standards established by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Additional information regarding the content of the UBE is available here under the UBE tab and at http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube.

The UBE will be given in DC twice a year on the last consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. 

A scaled score of 266 on the UBE is required for admission in DC. 

UBE Schedule:

Tuesday AM: MEE (6 essays, 3 hours) 

Tuesday PM: MPT (2 items, 3 hours)

Wednesday AM: MBE (100 questions, 3 hours) 

Wednesday PM: MBE (100 questions, 3 hours)

Study Resources for the DC Bar Exam

There are multiple resources that provide sample questions and answers for the UBE: