The Smart Guide to the Hawaii Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Hawaii Bar Exam

Hawaii Bar Exam Format

Hawaii Bar Exam Sections - MBE 200 Multiple Choice, MEE 6 Essays, MPT 2 Writing Assignments, Hawaii Legal Ethics Exam 15 Multiple Choice
The Hawaii Bar Exam contains 4 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
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Hawaii Legal Ethics Exam

15 multiple choice

Hawaii Bar Exam Dates

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

*The Hawaii Bar Exam takes place on the last Tuesday & Wednesday of February and July.

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Contact Info

Board of Examiners
Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii
Ali’iolani Hale, Rm. 103
417 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96813-2912

Website:      https://www.courts.state.hi.us/
Phone:         (808) 539-4919
Fax:              (808) 539-4978
Email:           baradmissions@courts.hawaii.gov

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Subjects Tested on Hawaii 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

Hawaii Legal Ethics Exam Subjects

  1. Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct