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 […]

July 2020 MBE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) mean scaled score for July 2020 was 146.1, an increase of about 5 points from the July 2019 mean of 141.1. In July 2020 5,678 examinees in 23 jurisdictions sat for the MBE. The small number of examinees and jurisdictions in July 2020 (compared to the 45,334 examinees in […]

NCBE and CLEO Extend Partnership to Better Diversify the Legal Profession

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced today that the two organizations will renew and extend their partnership to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  The partnership, which launched in 2018, has been extended another three years, during which NCBE will contribute approximately […]

NCBE Announces It Will Make Exam Materials Available for July Bar Exam

Based on information as of May 5 about which jurisdictions plan to go ahead with the July bar exam, NCBE has determined that there will most likely be a sufficient number of July examinees to administer the exam. Accordingly, we plan to make our exam materials (MBE, MEE, and MPT) available to those jurisdictions that […]

NCBE publishes white paper to assist courts and boards

On April 9, 2020, NCBE published a white paper, Bar Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evaluating Options for the Class of 2020. The white paper is intended to assist jurisdiction courts and boards of bar examiners in evaluating some of the proposals being discussed for 2020 law school graduates in light of the uncertainty surrounding […]