Maryland Bar Exam Info

Maryland Bar Exam Information

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Maryland Bar Exam Format

Overview

The Maryland Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).

Day 1

The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Maryland bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) and the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”). You will have three hours to answer two MPT questions. You will have three hours to answer the six MEE questions.

Day 2

The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Maryland 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.

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Useful Links

  1. Maryland Bar Review Course – AmeriBar has been helping students pass the Maryland bar exam for over 15 years.
  2. MarylandBarExam.com – Detailed Information and resources for Maryland bar exam takers.
  3. MBEQuestionBank.com  – Online question bank with over 2500 simulated MBE questions.

Exam Dates

  • February 23-24, 2021
  • July 27-28, 2021
  • February 25-26, 2022
  • July 26-27, 2022

Maryland Bar Admissions

Maryland State Board of Law Examiners
2011-F Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland MPRE Score Requirement

Maryland requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 0 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Maryland.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the Maryland bar exam, you must score at least 266. This equates to 133, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. Maryland releases the February bar exam results in early May, and the July bar exam results in early November.

Reciprocity

To practice law in Maryland, you must pass either the Maryland bar exam or the Attorney Exam.

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Regent Law School

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Maryland Bar Exam Subjects

Maryland Essay Subjects

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Thomas Cooley Law School

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Maryland Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201981%25%68%
February 201951%35%39%
July 201871%29%59%
February 201846%34%38%
July 201771%35%63%
February 201750%37%42%
July 201671%28%63%
February 201667%42%53%
July 201569%26%63%
February 201547%47%47%

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