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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The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is coordinated by the NCBE and is composed of the MEE, two MPT tasks, and the MBE. It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions. For a list of jurisdictions that administer the UBE, please see the map at the bottom of this page.

Content and Scoring of the Exam

The UBE is administered over two days, with the MBE given on the last Wednesday of February and July and the MEE and MPT given on the Tuesday prior to that. Jurisdictions that use the UBE may also require applicants to complete a jurisdiction-specific law component

NCBE scores the MBE component of the UBE. Jurisdictions grade the MEE and MPT components. The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE and UBE total scores are calculated by the NCBE. The MBE is weighted 50%, the MEE 30%, and the MPT 20%. UBE total scores are reported on a 400-point scale. Jurisdictions set their own minimum passing scores for the UBE. 

According to the NCBE, “[t]he UBE is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should be able to demonstrate prior to becoming licensed to practice law. It results in a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions.”

Study Resources for the UBE

Print materials available in the Law Library’s Bar Success Collection on Level 3:

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

If you’re looking to purchase additional resources yourself:

  • The NCBE provides you with some sample MBE test questios online. 
  • When you register for a Bar Review course they will provide you with multiple simulated MBE exams.
  • The NCBE has a list of MBE study aids in their online store.
  • (FREE) MEE Questions and Analyses rom older administrations are available on the NCBE website. 
  • The NCBE provides you with some sample MEE test questions online. 
  • When you register for a Bar Review course they will provide you with multiple simulated MEE exams.
  • The NCBE has a list of MEE study aids in their online store.
  •  (FREE) MPTs and Point Sheets from older administrations are available on the NCBE website. 
  • (FREE) Summaries of MPTs from recent administrations are available on the NCBE website. 
  • When you register for a Bar Review course they will provide you with multiple simulated MPT exams.
  • The NCBE has a list of MPT study aids in their online store.

Jurisdictions Administering the UBE

(updated May 19, 2021)