The Smart Guide to the Maryland Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Maryland Bar Exam

Maryland Bar Exam Format

Maryland Bar Exam Sections - MBE 200 Multiple Choice, MPT 2 Writing Assignments, MEE 6 Essays

Maryland 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

Maryland Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the Maryland Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

Maryland State Board of Law Examiners
Judiciary A-POD, 580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Website:      https://www.mdcourts.gov/ble
Phone:         (410) 260-3640

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on Maryland 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 Maryland, the UBE minimum passing score is 266.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

YES

All applicants who have not passed a Maryland bar exam administered before March 1, 2019, must complete the Maryland Law Component.

This jurisdiction-specific component is given separately from the bar exam.