West Virginia Bar Exam Information
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West Virginia Bar Exam Format
The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).The West Virginia Bar Exam is administered over two days.
The written portion is administered on the first day of the West Virginia 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 six MEE questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the West 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.
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West Virginia Bar Admissions
City Center East, Suite 1200 B
4700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
West Virginia MPRE Score Requirement
West Virginia 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 West Virginia.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the West Virginia bar exam, you must score at least 270. This equates to 135, 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%. West Virginia makes bar exam results available approximately two months after the exam.
An attorney from another state can qualify for admission to practice law in West Virginia (“Admission”) without taking the West Virginia bar exam, if: 1) the attorney intends to practice law there; and 2) the attorney fulfills all of the eligibility requirements. Under certain circumstances, West Virginia allows for Admission of resident law professors. West Virginia allows reciprocity based on a UBE score of 270 attained in some other UBE jurisdiction within the prior 3 years.
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