Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 104236
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4236
Missouri Bar Exam Format
The Missouri Bar Exam is a two-day exam. Day 1 consists of two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions. Day 2 is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam.
Multistate Edge prepares you for the MBE portion of the Missouri Bar Exam.
Missouri Bar Exam Subjects: Missouri/MEE Subjects (MBE Subjects are in bold)
Business Associations (Agency, Partnership, Corporations & LLCs), Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Trusts & Estates (Decedents’ Estates, Trusts & Future Interests), U.C.C. (Negotiable Instruments, Commercial Paper & Secured Transactions), Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts
A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE received by the Board within one year after the date of written notification of passing the Missouri Bar Exam is required for admission.
Missouri Bar Exam Scoring and Results
The MBE is weighted 50%, the MEE is 30%, and the MPT is 20%. The scores are scaled and combined to determine if a passing score of 260 out of a possible 400 points was achieved.
Missouri Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity
Missouri accepts MBE scores from other jurisdictions, provided the applicant has not previously failed the Missouri Bar Exam, the transferred MBE score was attained within 19 months preceding the Missouri exam, and the applicant passed the entire bar exam in one administration in the transferring jurisdiction. An applicant may use a transferred MBE score only once.
Missouri Bar Exam Reciprocity
In order to be eligible for admission without taking the Missouri Bar Exam, an applicant must hold an active license in a reciprocal state and have engaged in the active practice of law in a jurisdiction for five of the ten years immediately preceding application. The applicant must be a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school and cannot have failed the Missouri Bar Exam within the preceding seven years.
Missouri Bar Exam Application Deadlines and Fees
Please visit the Board of Law Examiners’ 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.