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 and effective with the February 2015 exam, Civil Procedure.

Application Deadlines and Accompanying Fees

  February 2015 Exam July 2015 Exam
 Exam Date February 24 and 25 July 28 and 29 
 Location Lexington  Louisville

 Regular Filing

 Deadline ($625)

 10/1/14 2/1/15

 Late Filing

 Deadline ($825)

 11/10/14 3/10/15

 Extended Late Filing

 Deadline ($1025)

 12/10/14 5/10/15

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 Date3/28/15 8/15/15 11/7/15 


 Deadline ($80) 


 Late Application

 Deadline ($160)

2/12/15 7/2/159/24/15 

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.