Washington DC Bar Exam Information

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Washington DC Bar Exam Format

Overview

The Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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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Exam Dates

  • July 30-31, 2019
  • February 25-26, 2020
  • July 28-29, 2020
  • February 23-24, 2021

Washington DC Bar Admissions

Committee on Admissions
D.C. Court of Appeals
430 E Street NW, Room 123
Washington, DC 20001

Washington DC MPRE Score Requirement

Washington DC requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 75 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Washington DC.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the Washington DC 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: MPT 20%, MEE 30%, and MBE 50%. The District of Columbia makes bar exam results available approximately 9 to 10 weeks after the exam.

Reciprocity

Under specific circumstances, the District of Columbia allows an applicant to obtain admission by motion (without examination) by fulfilling every applicable requirement. The District of Columbia permits admission on a transferred UBE score of 266 within 5 years of when the score was attained.

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Washington DC Bar Exam Subjects

Washington DC Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts, Wills, and Estates
  • UCC Article 2 – Secured Transactions
  • All MBE Subjects

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Torts
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Washington DC Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201776%33%72%
February 201753%31%46%
July 201671%16%61%
February 201659%29%47%
July 201558%24%44%
February 201553%17%39%
July 201452%11%33%
February 201461%22%46%
July 201366%24%47%
February 201358%21%47%

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