The Smart Guide to the New Mexico Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the New Mexico Bar Exam

New Mexico Bar Exam Format

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

New Mexico 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 Performance Test (MPT)

2 writing assignments

New Mexico Bar Exam Dates

Feb. 2024 exam: Feb. 27-28, 2024
July 2024 exam: July 30-31, 2024

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

How to Prepare for
the New Mexico Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners
2440 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Ste. 280
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone:        (505) 271-9706
Fax:             (505) 271-9768

Frequency Charts

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

Jurisdiction-Specific Component


One-day, in-person course on New Mexico law is required prior to admission.

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