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 […]

National Mean of 142.7 for September MBE

1,811 examinees sat for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) in eight jurisdictions on September 9–10, 2020, including three jurisdictions that administered a September bar exam instead of the July bar exam, four jurisdictions that offered both a July and a September bar exam, and one jurisdiction that offered the September bar exam as well as […]

2020 Bar Exam Process Comes to an End: Approximately 38,000 Applicants Took Bar Exam in July, September, or October

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) today announced the completion of the July 2020 bar exam process by jurisdictions nationwide that administered its exams. That process included three alternative exam opportunities in September and October. Together, NCBE and the jurisdictions have taken unprecedented steps during COVID-19 to provide the opportunity for approximately 38,000 recent […]

National Survey Finds Support for Bar Exam

Four out of five Americans support in-person or remote bar exam for law school graduates  A national survey, representative of the adult US population, shows that the American people overwhelmingly support the requirement that law school graduates pass a bar examination before being allowed to practice law. When asked how the bar exam should be […]

August 2020 MPRE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) mean scaled score for August 2020 was 98.6, an increase of more than five points from the August 2019 mean of 93.4 and the highest mean score for an August administration since 2000. 12,688 examinees sat for the MPRE in August 2020, about 26% fewer compared to the […]