Other States’ Bar Exams

If you are considering practicing in a jurisdiction other than Oklahoma, it is extremely important to find out the particular requirements for bar admission in that jurisdiction as soon as you can.  The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) provides a Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements that serves as a good starting place in comparing the requirements of different jurisdictions. Additionally, the American Bar Association website has links to the various state bar admission offices, and offers information about each state Bar Exam.

Sample essay questions and information from the various states can be found at the following two locations:

Jurisdictions in Alphabetical Order

Alabama:
  • Alabama participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners with a state-specific component.  Past MEE questions can be found here.  Information about the state specific essays can be found here.
Alaska:
  • The Alaska Bar Association has old exams here.
Arizona:
  • An order form for past Arizona Bar Exam Questions can be found here.
Arkansas:
  • The Arkansas Judiciary has past questions and model answers available here.
Colorado:
  • The Colorado Board of Law Examiners may have past questions available here.
California:
  • The State Bar of California has old exams here.
Connecticut:
  • The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee makes past questions and sample answers available here.
Delaware:
  • The Delaware Board of Bar Examiners makes past questions available here.
District of Columbia:
  • The District of Columbia participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.
Florida:
  • The Florida Board of Bar Examiners provide study guides that contain past bar exam questions.  These study guides can be found here.
Georgia:
  • The Georgia Office of Bar Admissions provides past questions and sample answers here.
Hawai’i:
  • Hawai’i participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) with a state specific multiple choice ethics section. Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.
Idaho:
  • Idaho participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners with one Idaho specific question on community property.  Past MEE questions can be found here.
Illinois:
  • The Illinois Board of Admissions does not have any past exams posted as of July 2010.  Admission requirements can be found here.
Indiana:
  • The Indiana Board of Law Examiners does not have any past Indiana essay questions posted as of July 2010.  Admission requirements can be found here.
Iowa:
  • Iowa participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.
Kansas:
  • The Kansas Board of Law Examiners does not have any past Kansas essay questions posted as of July 2010.  Admission requirements can be found here.
Kentucky:
  • The Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions provides past essay questions here.
Louisiana:
  • The Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions provides some past exam questions here.
Maine:
  • The Maine Board of Bar Examiners will provide past exam questions and sample answers upon request (probably for a fee).  The form can be found here.
Maryland:
  • The State Board of Law Examiners provides past questions and model answers here.
Massachusetts:
  • The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners provides past essay questions here.
Michigan:
  • Makes past exams available for $10 and the requests must be made in writing.  That information is found here.
Minnesota:
  • The Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners provides past essay questions and representative good answers here.
Mississippi:
  • The Mississippi Office of Bar Admissions does not have any past Mississippi essay questions posted as of July 2010.  Admission requirements can be found here.
Missouri:
  • The Missouri Board of Law Examiners posts questions here.
Montana:
  • The State Bar of Montana makes copies of previous essay exams available for $10 each.  Contact information for making the request can be found here.
Nebraska:
  • The Nebraska State Bar Association does not have any past Nebraska essay questions posted as of July 2010.  Admission requirements can be found here.
Nevada:
  • The State Bar of Nevada does not have any past Nevada essay questions posted as of July 2010.  Admission requirements can be found here.
New Hampshire:
  • New Hampshire participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.
New Jersey:
  • The New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners has posted old essay questions here.
New Mexico:
  • The Board of Bar Examiners for the State of New Mexico has posted old essay questions here.
New York:
North Carolina:
  • The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners makes past exams available here.
North Dakota:
  • North Dakota participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.
Ohio:
  • The Ohio Board of Bar Examiners makes past exams available here.
Oregon:
  • The Oregon State Bar will sell complete sets of past exam questions with model answers and outlines to current applicants for $35.  Information about the Oregon bar exam can be found here.
Pennsylvania:
  • The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners makes past exam questions available here.
Rhode Island:
  • The Judiciary of Rhode Island provides past exam questions here.
South Carolina:
  • The South Carolina Office of Bar Admissions does not have past questions posted as of July 2010.  You can find information about admission to South Carolina here.
South Dakota:
  • The South Dakota Unified Judicial System does not have past bar exam questions posted as of July 2010.  You can find information about admission to South Carolina here.
Tennessee:
  • The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners does not have past bar exam questions posted as of July 2010.  You can find information about admission to Tennessee here.
Texas:
  • The Texas Board of Law Examiners posts the most recent exam’s questions on this site.
Utah:
  • The Utah Board of Bar Examiners does not provide past exam questions.
Vermont:
  • The Vermont Board of Bar Examiners provides past exam questions here.
Virginia:
  • The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners does not have old questions posted as of July 2010.  Information about applying for the Virginia bar exam can be found here.
Washington:
  • The Washington State Bar will sell a packet of questions from 10 past exams and successful applicant responses to those questions for $20 plus tax.  Contact information is available here.
West Virginia:
  • West Virginia participates in the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.
Wisconsion:
  • Wisconsin bar exams typically include Multistate Essay Examination questions (MEE) through the National Conference of Bar Examiners as well as the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Past MEE questions can be found here.  Past MPT questions can be found here.  Wisconsin also sells an 11 question sample for $25 that can be ordered from the Board, that contact information is here.
Wyoming:
  • Order Amending Rules 201, 207, and 305 of the Rules and Procedures Governing Admission to the Practice of Law
  • “The Wyoming State Bar does not publish study guides, release previous exam questions, or endorse any commercially available study guides.”  Quote found here.