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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 the Louisiana essay portion. The bar exam is offered twice yearly, once in February and once in July.

Louisiana Exam

The Louisiana Bar Exam consists of 9 locally developed sections. Each of the 9 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.


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

  • Louisiana Exam: 100%

Required MPRE Score: 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 for the February exam are typically released in early-April.

Results for the July exam are typically released in early-October.


MBE Score Transfer

Louisiana does not accept transferred MBE scores..

Admission on Motion

Louisiana does not allow for admission on motion.

Contact Information

2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 310
Metarie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-830-5463
Fax: 504-834-1449


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

February 2019

Regular Filing: November 1, 2018
Late Filing: December 15, 2018

Regular Application fee: $750.00/$875.00
Attorney Exam fee: $875.00
Laptop Computer fee: $125.00

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