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Format, Content, & Grading of the Alabama Bar Exam

 

 


 


All data provided below are subject to change by a decision at any time by the Alabama bar examiners.  When any changes are made, they will be posted on this site.

The Alabama Bar Exam is a three-day exam -- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday -- with the essay questions and performance tests on Monday and Tuesday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.

First and Second Days (Monday and Tuesday):  
Alabama Essay Questions
90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions
For details on the MPT, click here.
Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions
For details on the MEE, click here.

Third Day (Wednesday) morning session: 
Three hours 
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

Third Day (Wednesday) afternoon session: 
Three hours
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

Alabama will accept your scaled score of at least 140 from an MBE taken in another jurisdiction if the score was achieved within 20 months, and if you passed the bar exam and were admitted to the jurisdiction where the MBE was taken.

For further details on the MBE, click here.


Subjects Tested on the Alabama Bar Exam:

MBE Subjects

Constitutional Law
Contracts/Sales
Criminal Law/Procedure
Evidence
Real Property
Torts

MEE / Alabama Essay Subjects
Alabama Civil Litigation (Civil Procedure & Remedies)
Agency
Conflict of Laws
Equity
Family Law
Partnerships
UCC
Trusts & Estates
Wills

Grading of the Alabama Bar Exam:

Updated Information 

Alabama Essay Questions -- 20%
Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)  --  20%
Multistate Performance Test (MPT) -- 10%

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)  --  50%

The local portion is scaled to the same scaling as the MBE -- 0 to 200.

A scaled score of 128 or higher is needed to pass.

Alabama generally releases the results of the Summer exam in late September and the results of the Winter exam in early May.

*MPRE -- Alabama requires a scaled score of 75 on the MPRE.  You must take the MPRE no more than 12 months before, or 20 months after, you sit for the Alabama Bar Exam.


Alabama Pass Rates

 

All Candidates

First-Time Takers

Winter 2003

41.4%

62.7%

Winter 2002

39%

86%

Winter 2001

45.3%

66%

     

Summer 2003

69.5%

83.3%

Summer 2002

60.5%

74.7%

Summer 2001

59%

73%


Alabama Bar Exam Details


Admission on Motion 
(i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam)

For further information, contact:

Alabama State Bar Admissions Office
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Telephone: 334-269-1515
admit@alabar.org 


Exam Dates:

Winter 2007
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 
February 26, 27, 28, 2007

Summer 2007
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 
July 23, 24, 25, 2007

 

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