Arkansas Bar Exam Information

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Bar Exam Information

ALL THE SPECIFICS YOU NEED TO KNOW, ALL IN ONE PLACE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

Arkansas Board of Law Examiners

120 Justice Building
625 Marshall
Little Rock, AR 72201 
Telephone: (501) 374-1855

http://courts.state.ar.us/opp/bar_admission.cfm

Bar Exam Format

The Arkansas Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.

Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems and 6 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200 question, multiple-choice exam.

Subjects Tested

MBE Subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts.

MEE Subjects: Agency, Commercial Paper, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Partnerships, Secured Transactions, Trusts & Estates, plus all MBE subjects.

Multistate Performance Test: "Closed universe" practical problem using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

Bar Exam Dates

The Arkansas Bar Exam is administered on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in February and July.

2014 Winter:  February 25 - 26

2014 Summer:  July 29-30

Filing Fees and Deadlines

Applications must be filed by November 15th for the February exam, and by April 1st for the July exam.  

Exam fee: $400

Grading and Results

The written portion is scaled to the MBE to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score. A total score of 270 or higher is required to pass. Results are released approximately four weeks after the exam.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion: Please visit the Arkansas website below for more information about reciprocity. 

https://courts.arkansas.gov/administration/professional-programs/bar-exam/requirements-and-information