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Bar Requirements


  • Alabama
    • Deadlines: October 1st (February exam), February 1st (July examination)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 128
  • Alaska
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 140
  • Arizona
    • Deadlines: September 1st (February exam), February 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 410
  • Arkansas
    • Deadlines: November 15th (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 405
  • California
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 79
    • Bar Exam: 1440
  • Colorado
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February Exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 276
  • Connecticut
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 31st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 264
  • Delaware
    • Deadlines: March 17th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 145
  • District of Columbia
    • Deadlines: December 15th (February exam), May 3rd (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 266
  • Florida
    • Deadlines: November 15th (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 136
  • Georgia
    • Deadlines: First Friday in January (February exam), First Friday in June (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 270
  • Guam
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 132.5
  • Hawaii
    • Deadlines: November 20th (February exam), April 20th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 134
  • Idaho
    • Deadlines: October 1st (February exam), March 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 70%
  • Illinois
    • Deadlines: September 1st (February exam), February 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 264
  • Indiana
    • Deadlines: November 15th (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 264
  • Iowa
    • Deadlines: October 1st (February exam), March 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 266
  • Kansas
    • Deadlines: October 15th (February exam), March 15th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 133
  • Kentucky
    • Deadlines: October 1st (February exam), February 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 75%, 132 (MBE)
  • Louisiana
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), February 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 70 per subject
  • Maine
    • Deadlines: December 20th (February exam), May 20th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 138
  • Maryland
    • Deadlines: September 15th (February exam), January 16th (July exam)
    • MPRE: N/A
    • Bar Exam: 406
  • Massachusetts
    • Deadlines: 75 days before exam date (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 270
  • Michigan
    • Deadlines: November 1st(February exam), March 1st(July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 135
  • Minnesota
    • Deadlines: October 15th (February exam), March 15th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 260
  • Mississippi
    • Deadlines: September 1st (February exam), February 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 132
  • Missouri
    • Deadlines: October 15th (February exam), March 15th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 1300
  • Montana
    • Deadlines: October 1st (February exam), March 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 130
  • Nebraska
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 135
  • Nevada
    • Deadlines: December 1st(February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 75
  • New Hampshire
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 79
    • Bar Exam: 270
  • New Jersey
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 133
  • New Mexico
    • Deadlines: September 10th (February exam), January 10th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 130
  • New York
    • Deadlines: 90 days before exam (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 665
  • North Carolina
    • Deadlines: First Tuesday in November (February exam), First Tuesday in March (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 346
  • North Dakota
    • Deadlines: December 15th (February exam), 90 days before exam (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 260
  • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Deadlines: 60 days before exam (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 120 (MBE), 65% (exam)
  • Ohio
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 405
  • Oklahoma
    • Deadlines: September 1st (February exam), February 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 2400
  • Oregon
    • Deadlines: October 31st (February exam), March 31st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 65
  • Palau
    • Deadlines: 45 days before exams (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 120 (MBE), 65% (essay)
  • Pennsylvania
    • Deadlines: October 30th (February exam), April 15th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 272
  • Puerto Rico
    • Deadlines: 45 days before exams (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: N/A
    • Bar Exam: 596
  • Rhode Island
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 276
  • South Carolina
    • Deadlines: August 1st (February exam), December 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 77
    • Bar Exam: 70% (written), 125 (MBE)
  • South Dakota
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 130
  • Tennessee
    • Deadlines: November 15th (February exam), April 15th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: if 125 MBE must pass 9 out of 12 essay questions, if 130 MBE must pass 8 essays, if 135 MBE must pass 7 essays
  • Texas
    • Deadlines: August 30th (February exam), January 30th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: 675
  • Utah
    • Deadlines: October 1st (February exam), March 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 86
    • Bar Exam: 270
  • Vermont
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 80
    • Bar Exam: 135 with some exceptions
  • Virgin Islands
    • Deadlines: 30 days before exam (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 70%
  • Virginia
    • Deadlines: December 15th (February exam), May 10th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 85
    • Bar Exam: Varies
  • Washington
    • Deadlines: 90 days (student) or 120 days (attorney) before exam (February and July exams)
    • MPRE: N/A
    • Bar Exam: 70% (essay)
  • West Virginia
    • Deadlines: November 1st (February exam), April 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 270
  • Wisconsin
    • Deadlines: December 1st (February exam), May 1st (July exam)
    • MPRE: N/A
    • Bar Exam: 258
  • Wyoming
    • Deadlines: November 15th (February exam), April 15th (July exam)
    • MPRE: 75
    • Bar Exam: 130 (MBE), 70% (essay)