Mississippi Bar Exam Information

Mississippi Bar Exam Information


Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
P.O. Box 1449
Jackson, MS 39215-1449
(601) 576-4620

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Subjects and Topics Tested

The Mississippi bar exam may test the following MBE, MEE and Mississippi subjects:

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure (Federal)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (including U.C.C. Art. 2 – Sales)
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Mississippi/ Multistate Essay Subjects

  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations (Agency, Partnership, Corporations)
  • Mississippi Constitutional Law
  • Mississippi Practice and Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Domestic Relations
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • Secured Transactions (U.C.C. Article 9)
  • Negotiable Instruments (U.C.C. Article 3)
  • Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Creditor’s Rights (incl. mortgages, garnishments & attachments)
  • Wills, Estates, Trusts & Future Interests (Incl. Fed Tax consequences)
  • ALL MBE SUBJECTS

Application Filing Deadlines and Fees

July 2017 Exam
Filing Deadline: February 1
Late Filing Deadline: April 1

February 2018 Exam
Filing Deadline: September 1
Late Filing Deadline: November 1

Application Fees
Non-attorneys: $525
Attorneys: $825
Repeaters: $550

Laptop Fee: Varies

Scoring and Grading

A passing score on the Mississippi bar exam is 132 on a 200-point scale, which is based on the combined weighted scores of the MBE (40%), the Mississippi Essay Exam (30%), the Multistate Essay Exam (15%), and the Multistate Performance Test (15%).

Bar Exam Dates

The Mississippi bar exam is administered twice per year – once in February and once in July.

Upcoming Exams

2017: July 25-26

2018: February 27-28 and July 24-25

Bar Exam Results

Mississippi bar exam results are typically released in mid-September for the July exam and mid-April for the February exam.

Bar Exam Format

The Mississippi bar exam includes the written portion on day one, and the MBE on day two.

Tuesday
During the 3.5 -hour morning session, One Multistate Performance Exam, and 4 Mississippi essay questions are administered. During the 4-hour afternoon session, 2 additional Mississippi essay questions, and 6 Multistate essay questions are administered.

Wednesday
100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour afternoon session.

Reciprocity

The Mississippi Bar allows admission by motion so long as the applicant meets several requirements, including: (1) obtained JD from ABA approved law school; and (2) practiced law for at least 5 years in a reciprocal jurisdiction.

Jurisdiction rules and policies change. Be sure to consult the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly for the most current info.

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