The Bar Exam
Response to COVID-19
Special adjustments have been made to the Louisiana Bar Examination for July 2020 and October 2020.
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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.
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.
Part I: Applicants who earn a total weighted score of at least 650 out of a possible 900 will pass.
Part II: An applicant must receive at least a scaled score of 80 or higher on the MPRE to have passed the MPRE.