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 Maria Saez Tatman at email@example.com.
Looking for a Notary?
In the Law School:
Sue Coffey, Lewis Hall 233A (540-458-8981 or CoffeyS@wlu.edu)
Brittany Fix, Lewis Hall 348 (540-458-8550 or BFix@wlu.edu)
Victoria Johnston, Lewis Hall 348 (540-458-8544 or VJohnston@wlu.edu)
Brianne Kleinert, Lewis Hall 245 (540-458-8567 or KleinertB@wlu.edu)
Emma Martone, Lewis Hall 324 (540-458-8541 or EMartone@wlu.edu)
Sheryl Salm, Lewis Hall 105 (540-458-8482 or SalmS@wlu.edu)
Milea Webb, Lewis Hall 322 (540-458-8584 or MWebb@wlu.edu)
Other Notaries on W&L's campus are listed online.
The New York state bar exam will be administered on July 25-26, 2023.
Applications are due April 30, 2023. 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: The New York State Court of Appeals requires applicants for admission to the New York State bar to perform 50 hours of pro bono services. Details are available on the NY Courts website.
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 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.
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.
There are multiple resources that provide sample questions and answers for the UBE: