Bar Exam Resources Guide

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

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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

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

The Georgia state bar exam will be administered on July 27-28, 2021. 

Applications are due June 2, 2021. Late applications are accepted until June 14, 2021.

Applications for certification of fitness to practice law are due by December 2, 2020. Late certifications are accepted until March 3, 2021. 

For details on the application process and fees, please visit the Georgia State Bar’s website

Additional information may be found on the website of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Office of Bar Admissions.

Please note: Admission to the practice of law in Georgia is a two-step process that requires the submission of two separate applications with separate deadlines and fees: (1) Application for the Certificate of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia; and (2) Bar Examination Application. Your application will not be considered filed until all required fees have been received in the Office of Bar Admissions before the posted deadline. You must receive a Certification of Fitness to Practice Law to be eligible to submit a Bar Examination Application.

Georgia Bar Exam Details

Georgia Bar Exam Schedule:

Tuesday AM: MPT (2 MPT, 3 hours)

Tuesday PM: Essays (4 essays, 3 hours)

Wednesday AM: MBE (100 questions, 3 hours) 

Wednesday PM: MBE (100 questions, 3 hours)

The essay portion of the Georgia bar exam tests the following subjects:

  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Paper
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Federal Practice and Procedure
  • Georgia Practice and Procedure
  • Non-Monetary Remedies
  • Professional Ethics
  • Real Property
  • Secured Transactions
  • Torts
  • Trusts, Wills and Estates

The MBE portion of the Georgia bar exam tests the following subjects:

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

Study Resources for the Georgia Bar Exam

Georgia provides previous essay and MPT questions and “selected answers” online along with tips and success stories from exam takers.