Kentucky Bar Exam Info
Kentucky Bar Exam Information
Stetson Law School
Allison was unsuccessful twice with Kaplan before enrolling in tutoring.
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Kentucky Bar Exam Format
The Kentucky Bar Exam is administered over two days.
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Kentucky bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Kentucky essay questions and the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”). You will have three hours to answer the six Kentucky essay questions. You will have three hours to answer the six MEE questions. The examiners could include one or two Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) item(s). If administered, each MPT item would replace three essay questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Kentucky bar exam. The MBE is a multiple-choice test containing 200 questions. The MBE is split into a morning and afternoon session. Each session consists of 100 questions. You have three hours to complete each session.
- July 28-29, 2020 (Rescheduled for September 30-October 1)
- February 23-24, 2021
- July 27-28, 2021
- February 25-26, 2022
Kentucky Bar Admissions
1510 Newtown Pike, Suite 156
Lexington, KY 40511-1255
Kentucky MPRE Score Requirement
Kentucky requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 80 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Kentucky.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Kentucky bar exam, you must pass both parts in one sitting. On the essay part, a general average of 75% is a passing score, which is 900 of 1,200 points on 12 essays. On the MBE part, a scaled score of 135 is a passing score. Kentucky makes bar exam results available approximately nine weeks after the exam.
Under certain circumstances, a lawyer can obtain admission to practice law in Kentucky without having to sit for the Kentucky bar exam. The lawyer must fulfill all of the requirements for such admission, which include practicing law for at least five of the past seven years in a state having reciprocity with Kentucky.
Kentucky Bar Exam Subjects
Kentucky Essay Subjects
Thomas Cooley Law School
Heidi was unsuccessful twice with Barbri before enrolling in AmeriBar bar exam tutoring.
Heidi describes how AmeriBar was instrumental in raising her score from 121 to 144.
Kentucky Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates