District of Columbia Bar Exam Information

The February 2010 District of Columbia bar exam will take place on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24.  The July 2010 D.C. bar exam will take place on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28.

The subjects that may be tested on the bar exam arez: Agency, Commercial Paper, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Partnerships, Real Property, Sales, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts and Future Interests, and Wills.

The Tuesday exam day consists of the written portion of the exam, two MPTs (90 minutes, 45 points each) and six MEE questions (30 minutes, 15 points each).  The Wednesday exam day consists of the MBE.  The MBE is a 200 question multiple choice exam.  100 questions are asked in the morning over a three hour period, and 100 questions are asked in the afternoon over a three hour period.

Applicants must submit a separate certified check, cashier’s check, or money order for each of the following:

  • $100 for exam application, payable to “Clerk, D.C. Court of Appeals.”
  • $200 for late exam application, payable to “Clerk, D.C. Court of Appeals.”
  • $40 for the NCBE written exam, payable to “National Conference of Bar Examiners.”
  • $52 for NCBE MBE exam, payable to “National Conference of Bar Examiners.”

To sit for the Washington, D.C. Bar Exam, the candidate must be a graduate from an ABA approved law school with a J.D. or an L.L.M.


Inside District of Columbia Bar Exam Information