Arizona Bar Exam Information

The Arizona Bar Examination is administered on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the months of February and July.  On Tuesday, the Essay Examination is presented to test knowledge of Arizona law.  It consists of twelve questions prepared with the help of out-of-state law professors.  There are six questions in the morning and six in the afternoon, all of which are suggested to be answered in thirty minutes, and based on Arizona law.

Multi state Bar Exam (MBE) is conducted on Wednesday.  The MBE is a six hour examination containing two hundred multiple-choice questions.  It is divided into 100 questions in the morning and 100 questions in the afternoon.  The questions are designed to be answered by applying fundamental legal principles rather than state-specific laws.  The Multi state Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is administered nationally in March, August and November of each year.  The examination is two hours and five minutes in length and consists of 60 multiple-choice questions.  The purpose of the MPRE is to measure an examinee’s knowledge and understanding of professional ethics, standards and conduct.  Registration for the MPRE is made directly with the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The essay part of the Arizona Bar Exam may test subjects including contracts (and UCC except Articles 4, 5, 7 and 8); torts; criminal law; constitutional criminal procedure; corporations; business organizations; trusts; wills; professional responsibilities; civil procedure; constitutional law (Arizona and federal); evidence; real property; and community property.

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