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

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

For questions regarding the bar exam application process or materials, please contact Dean Trenya Mason at

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In the Law School:

Sue Coffey, Lewis Hall 233A (540-458-8981 or

Brianne Kleinert, Lewis Hall 245 (540-458-8567 or

Sheryl Salm, Lewis Hall 105 (540-458-8482 or

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

July 2021 Bar Exam Update:

The Maryland State Board of Law Examiners announced in February that the July 2021 UBE exam will be administered remotely.

The Maryland state bar will administer a remote UBE on July 27-28, 2021. For more information, visit Maryland's Remote Bar Exam FAQs.  

Your Notice of Intent is due May 20, 2021. Character Questionnaires are due March 1, 2021. 

For details on the application process and character questionnaire, please visit the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners website.

Maryland Bar Exam Details

Maryland 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

The UBE will be given in Maryland 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 Maryland. 

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 Maryland Bar Exam

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