The Smart Guide to the Missouri Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Missouri Bar Exam

Missouri Bar Exam Format

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

Missouri 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

Missouri Bar Exam Dates

July 2022 exam: July 26-27, 2022
Feb. 2023 exam: February 21-22, 2023

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

How to Prepare for
the Missouri Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

Click the links above for FREE study guides covering each section of the bar exam.

Contact Info

Missouri Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 104236
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4236

Website:      https://www.mble.org/home
Phone:        (573) 751-9814
Fax:             (573) 751-5335

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on Missouri 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 Missouri, the UBE minimum passing score is 260.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

YES

Rules require an open-book online test, the Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT), for applicants to complete as a condition of licensure. Review materials are posted to assist applicants.

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