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Format, Content, & Grading of the Mississippi Bar Exam

 

 

 


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

The Mississippi Bar Exam is a three-day exam -- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday -- with essays on Monday, the Multistate Essay Exam and the Multistate Performance Test on Tuesday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.

First Day (Monday):  
Six One-Hour Mississippi Essay Questions

Second Day (Tuesday) Morning Session: 
Three  hours
Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions
For details on the MPT, click here.

Second Day (Tuesday) Afternoon Session: 
Three  hours
Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions
For details on the MEE, click here.

Third Day (Wednesday) morning session: 

3 hours 
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

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

Mississippi will accept your MBE score taken in another jurisdiction if you took the MBE within 20 months prior to the Mississippi Bar Exam.

For further details on the MBE, click here.


Subjects Tested on the Mississippi Bar Exam:

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

MEE/Mississippi Subjects
Administrative Law
Agency
Bankruptcy
Commercial Paper
Conflict of Laws
Corporations
Domestic Relations
Federal Civil Procedure
Federal Income Tax
Federal Jurisdiction & Rules of Civil Procedure
Mississippi Constitutional Law
Partnerships
Practice & Procedure of Mississippi Courts
Professional Conduct & Ethics
Sales
Secured Transactions
Torts
UCC
Wills, Estates, Trusts & Future Interests
Workers' Compensation
Plus the six MBE subjects

Before the bar exam, Mississippi will notify applicants which subjects will be tested on the portion of the exam prepared by the Board, the order of the subjects, and time.

Grading of the Mississippi Bar Exam:

The MBE is weighted 40%.
The six Mississippi essays are weighted 30%
The MEE is weighted 15%.
The MPT is weighted 15% of your final score.

Mississippi generally releases the results of the Summer exam in mid-September and the results of the Winter exam in mid-April.


*MPRE
You must receive a scaled score of at least 75 on the MPRE. 
This score must be received within 24 months before, or within 12 months after, passing the regular Mississippi Bar Exam.


Mississippi Bar Exam Details


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

Mississippi permits reciprocal admission on motion for attorneys who have practiced five or more years in a jurisdiction that grants similar privileges to Mississippi applicants.

Note: You must certify your intention to establish an office in Mississippi for the practice of law.

For further information, contact:

Mississippi 
Board of Bar Admissions
 
Court of Appeals Building
656 North State St., 1st Floor
Jackson, MS 39202
Tel: 601-354-6055

 


Exam Dates:

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

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

Filing Deadlines and Fees:

Filing deadlines and fees are subject to change.  Contact the Mississippi bar examiners to learn the rules in effect at the time of your application.

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