The Smart Guide to the Rhode Island Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Rhode Island Bar Exam

Rhode Island Bar Exam Format

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

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island Bar Exam Dates

Feb. 2023 exam: February 21-22, 2023
July 2023 exam: July 25-26, 2023

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

How to Prepare for
the Rhode Island Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

Rhode Island Supreme Court
Board of Bar Examiners
Frank Licht Judicial Complex
250 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903

Website:      Click here
Phone:        (401) 222-4233
Fax:             (401) 222-3599
Email:         ribarexam@courts.ri.gov

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, the UBE minimum passing score is 270.

*Note: On March 25, 2021, the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an order reducing the minimum passing scores required for admission to the Rhode Island Bar, effective with the February 2021 exam administration. The minimum score needed for admission on examination was reduced from 276 to 270.

To view the Supreme Court Order dated March 25, 2021 changing the minimum passing score required for admission to the Rhode Island bar, click here.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

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