Virginia Bar Exam Info
Virginia Bar Exam Information
AmeriBar’s Virginia Bar Tutoring program has helped students pass the Virginia bar exam for over 15 years.
Stetson Law School
Allison was unsuccessful twice with Kaplan before enrolling in tutoring.
“I think having a personal tutor help to prepare me for the bar exam is the only reason I finally passed the bar. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to AmeriBar and their program.”
Virginia Bar Exam Format
The Virginia Bar Exam is administered over two days.
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Virginia bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Virginia essay questions and short answer questions. You will have three hours to answer five essay questions. You will have three hours to answer 4 essay questions and 10 or 20 short answer questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Virginia 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 (Subject to Postponement)
- February 23-24, 2021
- July 27-28, 2021
- February 25-26, 2022
Virginia Bar Admissions
2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23220-2022
Virginia MPRE Score Requirement
Virginia requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 85 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Virginia.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Virginia bar exam, you must score at least 140. This equates to 140, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: Virginia questions 60% and MBE 40%. Virginia makes bar exam results available approximately nine weeks after the exam.
An attorney having been admitted to practice law in another United States jurisdiction may apply for admission to practice law in Virginia without sitting for the Virginia bar exam if the other jurisdiction has reciprocity for Virginia lawyers. One of the requirements for such admission on motion is that the attorney from the reciprocal jurisdiction has at least five years experience in the full time practice of law.
Virginia Bar Exam Subjects
Virginia 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.
Virginia Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates