Subjects Tested on the North Carolina Essay Portion:
Decedents' Estates & Wills
Suretyship & Liens
Plus the six MBE subjects:
Grading of the North Carolina Bar Exam:
Your score on the MBE
40% of your total North Carolina score.
Your performance on the essay questions counts for 60% of your total
North Carolina score.
score is 346.
North Carolina generally releases the results of the Summer exam in
late August and the results of the Winter exam in late March.
You must pass the MPRE with a scaled score of 80 on an exam taken
within 24 months before, or 12 months after, sitting for the full
North Carolina Bar Exam.
North Carolina Bar Exam Details
Admission on Motion
(i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam)
1. You must be a graduate
of an ABA-accredited law school.
2. You must have scored at least a scaled 80 on the MPRE.
3. You must be admitted to the bar of another jurisdiction and
must have actively practiced law for at least four of the prior six years.
4. The other jurisdiction must have a similar
policy by which North Carolina attorneys can be admitted without taking that
jurisdiction's bar exam.
Note: Your application must be on file
with the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners for at least six months
before the application can be considered.