Massachusetts Bar Exam Information

 The Massachusetts exam lasts 2 days.  On day 1, the Multi state Bar Exam is administered.  On day 2, ten state essay questions are given.  The subjects that may be tested on the Massachusetts bar exam are:

  • Unfair or Deceptive Practices (G.L.c.93A) (consumer protection)
  • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1–9 (including sales, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions)
  • wills constitutional law
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • criminal law and procedure
  • federal jurisdiction
  • professional responsibility
  • real property, including mortgages
  • torts
  • civil procedure (Massachusetts and federal)
  • descent & distribution of estates (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • domestic relations (family law)
  • evidence (Massachusetts and federal)
  • trusts (wills, trusts, and estates)
  • agency (business associations)
  • business organizations

The February 2010 Massachusetts bar exam will take place on Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25.  The July 2010 Massachusetts bar exam will take place on Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29.  The Massachusetts bar exam is given at the World Trade Center/Seaport Hotel in Boston and the Western New England College of Law in Springfield.

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.  The Thursday exam day consists of 10 essay questions.  The application fee is $815.00.  To qualify to sit for the Massachusetts Bar Exam, the applicant will need to have a law degree from an ABA approved law school.

Inside Massachusetts Bar Exam Information