Delaware Bar Exam Information

The Delaware Bar Exam is administered over two and one half days.  The essay portion of the exam will be administered on day 1 and consists of 8 essay questions.  On the morning of day 2, 2 MPT questions are administered.  On day 3, the Multi state Bar Exam is administered.  An applicant must also complete a clerkship requirement and attend a Pre-Admission Conference before being admitted.  The Delaware Bar Examination will be administered on July 26, 27 and 28, 2010 at Widener School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington.  Delaware does not administer a February Exam.  Delaware bar exam consists of the six-hour Multi state Bar Examination (MBE), two 90-minute Multi state Performance Test (MPT) problems, and eight 45-minute Delaware essay questions.

The following subjects may be tested on the Delaware bar exam:

  • corporations (business associations)
  • criminal law and procedure (Delaware and federal)
  • equity (remedies)
  • evidence.
  • agency (business associations)
  • constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • partnerships (business associations)
  • procedure in federal and Delaware courts (civil and criminal procedure)
  • property
  • torts
  • trusts (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • Uniform Commercial Code, including Articles 1 (general provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), and 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills.

Delaware does not have reciprocity with any state.  The applicant will need to be a graduate of an ABA approved law school with appropriate coursework and professional ethics courses completed.

Inside Delaware Bar Exam Information