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

The Delaware state bar exam will be administered on July 26-28, 2021. 

Applications are due April 1, 2021. Late applications are accepted until May 3, 2021.

For additional information, please visit the Delaware Board of Bar Examiner’s website

Delaware Bar Exam Details

The Delaware bar exam is 2.5 days. General details regarding the Delaware bar exam may be found online.

Delaware Bar Exam Schedule:

Day 1: 8 essays, 6 hours

Day 2: MPT, 3 hours

Day 3: MBE, 6 hours

The essay and MPT portions of the Delaware bar exam are 60% of your total bar exam score and tests the following subjects:

  • Agency
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Criminal Law (including the Delaware Criminal Code)
  • Equity
  • Evidence
  • Partnerships
  • Procedure in the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, the Superior Court of the state of Delaware (Civil and Criminal), the Family Court of the State of Delaware, the US District Court for the District of Delaware, and the original and appellate jurisdiction of the courts of Delaware
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Wills

The MBE portion of the Delaware bar exam is 40% of your total bar exam score and tests the following subjects:

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

Study Resources for the Delaware Bar Exam

The Delaware Board of Law Examiners provides copies of past examinations online