Virginia requires that you sit for the MBE as part of the Virginia Bar
does NOT accept your score from an MBE taken in another jurisdiction.
Subjects Tested on the Virginia Portion:
Conflict of Laws
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Equitable Remedies (Equity)
Federal Practice and Procedure
Local Government Law
Uniform Commercial Code
Virginia Pleading, Practice & Procedure (in law and equity,
including appellate practice)
Wills & Estate Administration
Grading of the Virginia Bar Exam:
Your score on the MBE
40% of your total score.
Your performance on the essays and short-answer questions counts for 60% of your total score.
Virginia generally releases the results of the Summer exam in
mid- to late-October and the results of the Winter exam in late April.
Virginia requires a scaled score of 85.
Your score will be accepted by Virginia only if you take the MPRE during the time period
beginning two calendar years before, and ending two calendar years
after, the calendar year in which you take and pass the general Virginia Bar Exam.
Virginia Bar Exam Details
Admission on Motion
(i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam)
For admission on motion, you must be admitted to practice in a
jurisdiction that grants admission on motion to Virginia attorneys.