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Format, Content, & Grading of the Arizona Bar Exam

 


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

The Arizona Bar Exam is a two-day exam -- Tuesday and Wednesday -- with Arizona essays on Tuesday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.

First Day (Tuesday) morning session:  
3 hours 
6 Arizona Essays (30 minutes each)

First Day (Tuesday) afternoon session: 
 
3 hours 
6 Arizona Essays (30 minutes each)

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

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

Arizona will accept an MBE scaled score from another jurisdiction if taken concurrently.

For further details on the MBE, click here.

Subjects Tested on the Arizona Bar Exam:

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

Arizona Essay Subjects
Arizona Constitutional Law
Civil Procedure
Community Property
Corporations
Partnerships and Other Business Organizations
Professional Responsibility
Trusts
Wills
UCC (Articles 2, 3, 6 & 9)
Plus the six MBE subjects

Grading of the Arizona Bar Exam:

MBE: 1/3 of total score 
Arizona Essays: 2/3 of total score  

Arizona generally releases the results of the Summer bar exam in early October and the Winter bar exam in early May.

*MPRE --  Arizona requires a scaled MPRE score of 85, from an MPRE taken within two years of passing the Arizona bar exam.


Arizona Bar Exam Pass Rates

Bar Exam

Number of Candidates

Arizona Pass Rate

Summer 2003

656

72%

Summer 2002

634

73%

Summer 2001

590

75%

Summer 2000

556

75%

Summer 1999

584

75%

Summer 1998

562

76%

Summer 1997

637

81%

  

  

  

Winter 2004

391

66%

Winter 2003

365

58%

Winter 2002

356

64%

Winter 2001

323

66%

Winter 2000

344

71%

Winter 1999

350

75%

Winter 1998

346

68%


Arizona Bar Exam Details


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


Arizona does NOT permit admission on motion.

You must take and pass the Arizona bar exam to practice in Arizona. 

Note: An exception applies to qualifying full-time law school professors at ASU and U of A.  


For further information, contact:

Arizona Bar Exam
Committee on Examinations

Supreme Court of Arizona
1501 W. Washington
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231
Telephone: 602-364-0371


Exam Dates:

Winter 2007
Tuesday and Wednesday,  
February 27 and 28, 2007

Summer 2007

Tuesday and Wednesday, 
July 24 and 25, 2007


Filing deadlines and fees are subject to change.  Contact the Arizona Bar Exam Committee to learn the rules in effect at the time of your application.

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