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Louisiana Bar Exam Information


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Louisiana Bar Exam Overview

The Louisiana Bar Examination is a three-day exam consisting of a nine-part written examination (Part I) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) (Part II). The bar exam is offered twice yearly, once in February and once in July. Louisiana is one of the few states that does not use the Universal Bar Exam (UBE). Unlike other states, the Louisiana Exam lasts three days, as opposed to most tests, which are two days.

The next Louisiana test is on July 26, 2021 and is a one-day remote exam. The format of the following bar exam is still unknown.

Louisiana Exam

The Louisiana Bar Exam consists of nine locally developed sections. Each of the nine subject-matter tests which comprise the exam may include short answer and/or multiple-choice items.

The nine-part written exam includes the following: Civil Code I; Civil Code II; Civil Code III; Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure; Torts; Business Entities & Negotiable Instruments; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law, Procedure & Evidence; and Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure.

Grading

Louisiana scores on a 900-point scale. A passing score of 650 is required in Louisiana.

Louisiana bar students are required to pass a conduct exam called the MPRE with a score of at least 80.

A passing MPRE score is valid for 5 years from the date of the exam. However, an applicant who has been admitted to the bar of another state, passed the MPRE in fulfillment of the bar admissions requirement(s) of the applicant's state(s) of admission, and complied with the continuing legal education requirements of the applicant's state(s) of admission will be considered to have satisfied the requirement.

Results

Results for the February exam are typically released in early-April while results for the July exam are typically released in early-October.

Reciprocity

MBE Score Transfer

Louisiana does not accept transferred MBE scores.

Admission on Motion

Louisiana does not allow for admission on motion.

Contact Information

LASCBA

2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 340

Metairie, LA 70002

https://lascba.org

Phone: 504-830-5463

Fax: 504-834-1449

Schedule

The Louisiana Bar Exam is a 3-day exam administered twice a year.

Day Morning Midday Afternoon
Mon Civil Code I (2 hours) Civil Code II (2 hours) Civil Code III (3 hours)
Wed LA Code of Civil Procedure (2 hours) Torts (2 hours) Business Entities & Negotiable Instruments (3 hours)
Fri Constitutional Law (2 hours) Criminal Law, Procedure & Evidence (2 hours) Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure (3 hours)

Subjects Tested

Essay Subjects

  • Civil Code I
  • Civil Code II
  • Civil Code III
  • Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure
  • Torts
  • Business Entities & Negotiable Instruments
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law, Procedure & Evidence
  • Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure

Filing Deadlines & Fees

July 2021

Regular Filing: Feb 1, 2021

Late Filing: May 17, 2021

Regular Application fee: $750.00 / $875.00

Attorney Exam fee: $875.00

Laptop Computer fee: $125.00

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