About the Bar Examiner

The Bar Examiner, published quarterly by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions, legal education, and testing and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction. The Bar Examiner is published as a service to courts, the legal academy, bar admission administrators, members of bar examining boards and character committees, and others with particular interest in the bar admissions process. (Views and opinions in the articles do not represent an official expression of the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ policy unless so stated.) 

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About the National Conference of Bar Examiners

The National Conference of Bar Examiners, founded in 1931, is a not-for-profit corporation that develops licensing tests for bar admission and provides character and fitness investigation services. NCBE also provides testing, research, and educational services to jurisdictions; provides services to bar applicants on behalf of jurisdictions; and acts as a national clearinghouse for information about the bar examination and bar admissions.

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  • Bar
    Bar Exam Fundamentals

    Addressing questions from conversations NCBE has had with legal educators about the bar exam.

  • 2020
    2020 Bar Admission Guide

    Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.

  • Testing
    Testing Task Force Updates

    Visit the Testing Task Force website for the latest news about this 3-year study of the bar exam.

  • BarNow
    BarNow Study Aids

    NCBE offers high-quality, affordable study aids in a mobile-friendly eLearning platform.

  • 2019
    2019 Year in Review

    NCBE’s annual publication highlights the work of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission.

  • 2019
    2019 Statistics

    Bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction, and national data for the MBE and MPRE.