Arizona Supreme Court
Committee on Examinations
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
Arizona Bar Exam Format
The Arizona Bar Exam is a two-day exam. Day 1 consists of twelve essay questions (six from the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)) of 30 minutes each testing Arizona law. Day 2 is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam.
Multistate Edge prepares you for the MBE portion of the Arizona Bar Exam.
Arizona Bar Exam Subjects: Arizona/MEE Subjects (MBE Subjects are in bold)
Arizona Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Community Property, Corporations, Partnerships, and Other Business Organizations, Professional Responsibility, Trusts, Wills, U.C.C. (Articles 2, 3, and 9), Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts
A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE is required for admission within two years prior to or after a successful Arizona bar examination.
Arizona Bar Exam Scoring and Results
The MBE is weighted 1/3 of total score, and the essays are weighted 2/3 of total score to determine if the applicant has achieved a minimum passing score of 410 points out of a possible 600 points. Results are released in early May for the February exam and early October for the July exam.
Arizona Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity
Arizona accepts an MBE scaled score from a concurrent exam only.
Arizona Bar Exam Reciprocity
In order to be eligible for admission without taking the Arizona Bar Exam, the applicant must be a member in good standing of a reciprocating state bar and have engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years immediately preceding the application. The applicant must also be a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school.
Arizona Bar Exam Application Deadlines and Fees
Please visit the Arizona Supreme Court’s website for details on application deadlines and fees, and for more information on other topics.
*Bar exam information is subject to change without notice; please verify with the bar examiner’s office.