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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.

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.

Scoring


Part I: Applicants who earn a total weighted score of at least 650 out of a possible 900 will pass.

The grading process is carried out by members of the Louisiana Bar who have been appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Strict examinee anonymity is maintained and several measures are taken to insure uniformity and fairness in the grading process.

The multi-part written examination consists of nine separate examinations. Examinations 1 - 5 are "Code" examinations; examinations 6 - 9 are "Non-Code" examinations. Each subject is worth 100 raw points. Code subjects carry twice the weight of Non-Code subjects. The five Code subjects are Code I, Code II, Code III, La. Code of Civil Procedure and Torts. The four Non-Code subjects are Business Entities and Negotiable Instruments, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure.


Try it out!: Input subject scores to see the calculated Part I exam score.

!- Note: Examinees must sit for all 9 tests to be eligible for grading of Part I of the Bar Exam.


CCI: /100
CCII: /100
CCIII: /100
LCCP: /100
Torts: /100
Bus Ent: /100
Const. Law: /100
Criminal: /100
Federal JP: /100

* Code Tests (Each Carries Twice the Weight of a Non-Code Test)

**Non-Code Tests

Calculate Exam Grade

Disclaimer: This calculator is provided simply for the convenience of users of this website. It is not intended to be, in any way, related to an eventual applicant's actual performance on Part I of the Louisiana Bar Exam.


Part II: An applicant must receive at least a scaled score of 80 or higher on the MPRE to have passed the MPRE.


News

  • August 2020 Exam Postponed

    August 22, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions has been closely monitoring Tropical Storms Marco and Laura. Weather advisories indicate South Louisiana will begin experiencing tropical storm or hurricane winds and rain sometime on Monday, August 24, 2020. The incoming storm will likely cause widespread power outages and interruption in internet access. Therefore, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Committee on Bar Admissions has made the determination to postpone the Monday, August 24, 2020 bar examination by one week. The August examination will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020. The examination will proceed in the same manner as was planned for August 24, 2020. Read More

  • LASCBA Monitors Inclement Weather

    August 21, 2020

    The Committee is closely monitoring the weather and will update applicants with any changed plans regarding the administration of Monday’s exam. Please keep an eye on the news section of our website. Read More

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Changes to Method of Administration of August 24 And October 10, 2020 Louisiana Bar Exam

    August 12, 2020

    Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Bar Admissions, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an Order today announcing modifications to the method of administering the August 24, 2020 and October 10, 2020 Louisiana Bar Exam due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...Read More

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Announcement Regarding 2020 Bar Examination

    July 22, 2020

    Today the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an Order permitting certain “Qualified Candidates” for admission to the Louisiana State Bar to be admitted to practice without the requirement of sitting for and passing the bar examination in 2020, provided all other usual requirements for admission are met. In addition, Qualified Candidates must complete 25 hours of continuing legal education and the Louisiana State Bar Association’s “Transition Into Practice” mentoring program by December 31, 2021...Read More

  • Job Posting: Attorney for Character and Fitness

    July 16, 2020

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  • The Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions Announce Online Bar Examination Option

    June 3, 2020

    The Louisiana Supreme Court (the “Court”) and the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions (the “LASCBA”) jointly announce the addition of an option to take the July, 2020 and October, 2020 bar examination online. All other details regarding the administration of the July, 2020 and October, 2020 examinations remain unchanged....Read More

  • Updated Scope Descriptions of the Louisiana Bar Examination for July 2020 and October 2020

    June 2, 2020

    The July 2020 and October 2020 bar examination will be adjusted...Read More

  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

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

  • Civil Code III and Business Entities changes

    Please note the recent changes to the scope statements concerning Civil Code III and Business Entities,...Read More

  • Character and Fitness Screening Procedure for Applicants with Mental Disabilities

    On February 1, 2014, the Supreme Court amended Rule XVII to ensure complete confidentiality of all bar admissions files... Read More

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