The Smart Guide to the North Dakota Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the North Dakota Bar Exam

North Dakota Bar Exam Format

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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the North Dakota Bar Exam

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Contact Info

North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners
Judicial Wing, 1st Fl.
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530

Website:      Click here
Phone:        (701) 328-4201
Fax:             (701) 328-4480

Frequency Charts

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

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

NO