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The Bar Exam

Response to COVID-19

Special adjustments have been made to the Louisiana Bar Examination for July 2021.
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The Committee on Bar Admissions administers a written examination, which consists of two parts: A nine-part written examination (Part I) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (Part II). Part I is primarily essay and may include multiple-choice questions. The Committee has released sample multiple-choice questions. Part II, the MPRE, is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Newly-Enacted Legislation:
It is the policy of the Committee that newly-enacted legislation-including amendments to existing federal and state statutes, and amendments, additions, and deletions affecting federal and state rules of procedure and evidence – will not be tested until at least six months after the effective date of the legislation, as opposed to the date of enactment.

Sitting for the Exam


Bar Exam (Part I) Test Schedule

The Bar Exam (Part I) is always administered over three days of testing, with three tests per day as follows:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7AM
8AM
9AM
10AM
11AM
12PM
1PM
2PM
3PM
4PM
5PM
7:00AM - 7:45AM

Check in

8:00AM - 10:00AM
10:30AM - 12:30PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 7:45AM

Check in

8:00AM - 10:00AM
10:30AM - 12:30PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 7:45AM

Check in

8:00AM - 10:00AM


Checklist

On the Day of the Bar Exam, Please Double-Check the Following:

Applicants are not permitted to bring any items into the examination site other than a clear plastic food storage type bag (maximum size one gallon), which may only contain: a photo I.D., wallet, keys, earplugs, pens, erasers, medication and medical items, facial tissue, non-digital watch or timepiece, one clear plastic bottle of water/juice/soda/coffee per exam session.

The following items are strictly prohibited and will not be permitted in the exam site: food of any kind including candy and gum, handbags, purses, hats, hoods or any other headgear (except items of religious apparel), backpacks, laptop bags, computer sleeves, duffle bags, briefcases, tote bags, notes, scratch paper, books, magazines, newspapers or any other reading material, bar review or other study material in any format or media, electronic wireless communication and smart devices such as cell phones, calculators, cameras, radios, recording devices, iPods, smart watches and fitness bands, headphones or headsets, weapons of any kind, regardless of whether you have a permit to carry, any other item not specifically allowed.


  • Bring a signed copy of the admit ticket.

  • Bring your drivers license or passport for ID.

  • You may NOT bring in your cell phone to the testing facility, and the committee will NOT hold it for you.

  • All applicants will be required to clear a security checkpoint at the entrance to the testing facility.

  • If you are taking the Bar with a personal laptop:

    • Download the software and take a practice test.

    • Make sure your battery is fully charged.

News

  • February 2022 Exam

    September 27, 2021

    The February 2022 bar examination will be administered in person on February 21, 23, 25. Pursuant to La. Supreme Court Rule XVII Section 7, the written examination will test nine subject areas which include 1)Civil Code 2)Civil Code II 3)Civil Code III 4)Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure 5)Torts 6)Business Entities 7)Constitutional Law 8)Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence and 9) Federal Jurisprudence and Procedure. The Committee will announce COVID protocols prior to the examination. Applicants should refer to the scope statements contained under The Bar Exam tab located on the Committee’s website for information concerning matter tested in each subject. Applicants should also refer to LA. Supreme Court Rule XVII Section 4 for applicable deadline periods.

  • Law Student Registration Filing Deadline Extended

    September 14, 2021

    Due to Hurricane Ida, the law student registration filing deadline has been extended from October 1, 2021 to October 15, 2021. The extension applies only to the 2021 law student registration filing period. The Committee will post the official order issued by the court once released.

  • Updated Scope Statement for Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure

    March 29, 2021

    The scope statement for the Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure examination has been updated as follows: Read Update.

  • Announcement: Admission of Qualified Candidates

    October 2, 2020

    Read More

  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

    March 18, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office will be closed for public access beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020...Read More

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