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Nebraska Bar Exam


Format, Content, & Grading of the Nebraska Bar Exam




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

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

First Day (Tuesday):  
Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions
For details on the MEE, click here.

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.

Nebraska requires that you sit for the MBE as part of the Nebraska Bar Exam. Nebraska does NOT accept your score from an MBE taken in another jurisdiction.

For further details on the MBE, click here.

Subjects Tested on the Nebraska Bar Exam:

MBE Subjects
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law/Procedure
Real Property

MEE Subjects
Commercial Paper
Conflict of Laws
Family Law
Federal Civil Procedure
Secured Transactions
Trusts & Future Interests

Grading of the Nebraska Bar Exam:

You must achieve a combined MBE/Essay scaled score of 135.

Nebraska generally releases the results of the Summer exam in late September and the results of the Winter exam in late April.

Nebraska requires a scaled score of at least 85 on the MPRE, taken and passed BEFORE sitting for the Nebraska Bar Exam.

Your scaled score of at least 85 must be on file by November 1 for the following Winter bar exam or April 1 for the following Summer bar exam, or a $100 late fee will be added to the application fee.

Nebraska Bar Exam Details

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

You may apply for admission on motion if you are a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school and

1.  you have actively practiced law in another jurisdiction for at least five of the seven years preceding your Iowa application, or:

2.  you have passed a bar exam equivalent to that of Nebraska and you were admitted to the bar.

In addition, you must meet Nebraska's MPRE requirements.

For further information, contact:

Nebraska State Bar Commission
635 South 14th Street
P.O. Box 81809-1809
Lincoln, NE 68501
Telephone: 402-475-7091


Exam Dates:

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

Summer 2007
Tuesday and Wednesday, 
July 24 and 25, 2007

Note: You may take the Nebraska Bar Exam BEFORE law school graduation if you receive a degree from an approved law school within 60 days after the bar exam.

Filing Deadlines and Fees:

Filing deadlines and fees are subject to change.  Contact the Nebraska State Bar Commission to learn the rules in effect at the time of your application.

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