Louisiana Bar Exam details
A typical Louisiana Bar Exam is a 3-day exam
Louisiana Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions.
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The Louisiana Bar Exam is a 3-day exam made up of nine separate essay exams. The exam is a Monday, Wednesday and Friday exam. The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is not used.
Civil Code I, Civil Code II and Civil Code III Exams
- Civil Code I: 8:00AM - 10:00AM
- Civil Code II: 10:30AM - 12:30PM
- Civil Code III: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Torts, and Business Entities
- Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure: 8:00AM – 10:00AM
- Torts: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
- Business Entities: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Procedure & Evidence, and Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure
- Constitutional Law: 8:00AM – 10:00AM
- Criminal Law, Procedure & Evidence: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
- Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Code essay subjects
- Civil Code I (Persons, Community Property, Property and Acquisitive Prescription)
- Civil Code II (Successions, Donations and Trusts)
- Civil Code III (Liberative Prescription, Obligations, Contracts, Sales, Leases, Civil Law Security Rights and other Civil Code III topics)
- Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure and Torts
Non-Code essay Subjects
- Business Entities
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission.
Each of the nine essays are worth 100 points. Code subjects carry twice the weight of Non-Code subjects. Applicants who earn a total weighted score of 650 out of a possible 900 will pass the exam.
Admission on Motion
Louisiana does not provide admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.
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