The Smart Guide to the New Jersey Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the New Jersey Bar Exam

New Jersey Bar Exam Format

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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the New Jersey Bar Exam

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Contact Info

New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 973
Trenton, NJ 08625-0973

Website:      https://www.njbarexams.org/home
Phone:        (609) 815-2911
Fax:             (609) 815-2913

Frequency Charts

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

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

NO