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.

You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.

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.

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

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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