NCBE Announces Remote Option for July 2021 Bar Exam

NCBE today announced that it will again offer jurisdictions the option to administer the bar exam remotely in July 2021 to help address health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and provide support for future legal professionals. Despite progress toward widespread vaccination against COVID-19, NCBE recognizes that restrictions may still be in place this summer […]

NCBE Board of Trustees Votes to Approve Testing Task Force Recommendations

The Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners voted today to approve the NCBE Testing Task Force’s recommendations for the next generation of the bar exam. The recommendations, which were announced at the beginning of January, are the culmination of a three-year study by the Task Force to ensure that the bar […]

October 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) mean scaled score for October 2020 was 98.8, an increase of nearly two points from the November 2019 mean of 97.0. 16,607 examinees sat for the MPRE in October 2020, about 25% fewer compared to the 22,165 examinees who took the exam in November 2019. MPRE scores have […]

Testing Task Force Releases Preliminary Recommendations

NCBE’s Testing Task Force has released its preliminary recommendations for the next generation of the bar exam. The Task Force will present its recommendations to bar admission authorities and the legal academy at webinars scheduled for early January and looks forward to addressing questions and comments from stakeholders as the recommendations are finalized for submission […]

National Mean of 137.2 for October In-Person MBE

417 examinees in five jurisdictions sat for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) on October 1, 2020, including three jurisdictions that administered an October bar exam instead of the July bar exam and two jurisdictions that offered both a July and an October bar exam. Alternative test dates were used this year by many jurisdictions in […]

NCBE Announces Initial Plans for Remote Option for February 2021 Bar Exam

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) today announced initial plans that will allow jurisdictions the option to provide the bar exam remotely in February 2021, since challenges related to COVID-19 will likely still be present next year. More details will be provided in the coming weeks. To provide flexibility to jurisdictions and candidates as […]