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% […]

NCBE Launches New Study Aids eLearning Platform

On March 25, 2019, the National Conference of Bar Examiners will begin offering its high-quality, affordable study aids in a new mobile-friendly eLearning platform that will provide authentic bar exam and MPRE practice questions with interactive learning features and an improved user experience. In addition to the new eLearning features, the study aids have been […]