Kentucky Bar Exam Information: General information

The Kentucky Bar Exam is a two-day exam.

Day 1: Six essay questions drafted by the Kentucky examiners and the six question Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), covering the following subjects: Administrative Law & Procedure, Agency, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Domestic Relations, Federal Taxation, Kentucky & Federal Civil Procedure, Partnerships, Personal Property, UCC, Wills, Trusts & Future Interests, plus all MBE subjects.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam, covering the following subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts.

Application Deadlines and Accompanying Fees

  February 2014 Exam July 2014 Exam
 Exam Date February 25 and 26 July 29 and 30 
 Location Lexington  Louisville

 Regular Filing

 Deadline ($625)

 10/1/13 2/1/14

 Late Filing

 Deadline ($825)

 11/10/13 3/10/14

 Extended Late Filing

 Deadline ($1025)

 12/10/13 5/10/14

For more information, and to complete an application online, visit the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions website.


Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)
A scaled score of 75 on the MPRE is required of all applicants sitting for the Kentucky Bar Exam. 

 March August November 
 Exam Date3/29/14 8/09/14 11/1/14 


 Deadline ($73) 


 Late Application

 Deadline ($146)


For more information, and to complete an application online, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners website


Grading and Results
Applicant must achieve a scaled score of 132 on MBE to pass and 75% of the possible points on the essay section to pass.  Results are generally released in mid-April for the February exam and mid-October for the July exam.


Requirements to practice law in Kentucky


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