The Smart Guide to the Michigan Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Michigan Bar Exam

Michigan Bar Exam Sections

Michigan Bar Exam Sections - MBE 200 Multiple Choice, MPT 2 Writing Assignments, MEE 6 Essays
Michigan is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. All UBE jurisdictions use the same 3 sections:

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

200 multiple choice

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

6 essays

Multistate Practice Test (MPT)

2 writing assignments

Michigan Bar Exam Dates

July 2024 exam: July 30-31, 2024
Feb. 2025 exam: Feb. 25-26, 2025

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

How to Prepare for
the Michigan Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

Michigan Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909-7552

Phone:        (517) 373-4453
Fax:             (517) 373-5038

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on Michigan 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 Michigan, the UBE minimum passing score is 268.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

Michigan will require all examinees and UBE score transfer applicants to successfully complete the Michigan Law Basics online training requirement prior to licensure.

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