July 2019 MBE Mean Score Rebounds

The national Multistate Bar Examination mean scaled score for July 2019 was 141.1, an increase of about 1.6 points from the July 2018 mean of 139.5. This increase is a rebound from the drop in the MBE mean score observed between July 2017 and July 2018 and marks the largest increase compared to the previous […]

Testing Task Force 2019 Practice Analysis Survey

The Testing Task Force is offering all lawyers the opportunity to participate in its nationwide practice analysis survey to collect empirical data regarding the tasks new practitioners perform and the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to accomplish their work. Please contribute to the legal profession by taking a few moments to complete the Task […]

Testing Task Force Shares Overview of Its First-Year Activities

The Testing Task Force is pleased to announce that its First Year Report is now available. The report provides an overview of the Task Force’s activities during the first year of its work, from initial planning to the selection of research consultants, the establishment of a timeline for its study, and the launch of stakeholder listening sessions. […]

Welcome to the Bar Examiner Website!

We are excited to bring you our new website dedicated to the Bar Examiner, NCBE’s quarterly publication providing comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions, legal education, and testing. We encourage you to subscribe so that we can notify you of new online issues of the Bar Examiner and news updates. We look […]

Arkansas Adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

Arkansas has adopted the UBE. Examinees who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions. Arkansas will administer the UBE starting with the February 2020 exam. It will begin accepting transferred UBE scores from other UBE jurisdictions in October 2019.

February 2019 MBE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Bar Examination mean score for February 2019 was 134.0, an increase of about 1.2 points from the February 2018 mean of 132.8. The February 2019 results represent the first increase in the February mean score since February 2013. 21,316 examinees sat for the MBE in February 2019, an increase of about 1% […]