The Smart Guide to the District of Columbia (D.C.) Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Washington D.C. Bar Exam

Washington D.C. Bar Exam Format

Washington D.C. Bar Exam Sections - MBE 200 Multiple Choice, MPT 2 Writing Assignments, MEE 6 Essays

Washington D.C. is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. All UBE jurisdictions use the same 3 sections:

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Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

200 multiple choice
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Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

6 essays
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Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

2 writing assignments

Washington D.C. Bar Exam Dates

Feb. 2023 exam: February 21-22, 2023
July 2023 exam: July 25-26, 2023

*The District of Columbia (D.C.) Bar Exam takes place on the last Tuesday & Wednesday of February and July.

How to Prepare for
the Washington D.C. Bar Exam

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Contact Info

Committee on Admissions
D.C. Court of Appeals
430 E St. NW, Rm. 123
Washington, DC 20001

Website:      Click here
Phone:        (202) 879-2710
Fax:             (202) 879-2794
Email:         coa@dcappeals.gov

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Subjects Tested on Washington D.C. Bar Exam

MEE Essay Subjects

  1. Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, LLC’s)
  2. Civil Procedure
  3. Conflict of Laws
  4. Constitutional Law
  5. Contracts
  6. Criminal Law & Procedure
  7. Evidence
  8. Family Law
  9. Real Property
  10. Secured Transactions
  11. Torts
  12. Trusts & Future Interests
  13. Wills & Estates

MBE Subjects

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real property
  7. Torts

Minimum Passing Score

For Washington D.C., the UBE minimum passing score is 266.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

NO