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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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 New York State Board of Law Examiners announced that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely. 

The New York state bar will administer a remote UBE on July 27-28, 2021.

 Applications are due April 30, 2021. For important dates, deadlines and registration steps visit the Guidance page. 

For updates and details on the application process and fees, please visit the NYBOLE website.

Please note: Applicants who pass the bar exam must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice. Details are available on the NY Courts website.

New York Bar Exam Details

New York 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 New York 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 New York

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)

In addition to the UBE, New York exam takers must also take the NY Law Course (NYLC) and NY Law Exam (NYLE).Details regarding these exams are available from the NYBOLE website.

Study Resources for the New York Bar Exam

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