The Smart Guide to the Tennessee Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Tennessee Bar Exam

Tennessee Bar Exam Format

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

Tennessee 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

Tennessee Bar Exam Dates

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

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

How to Prepare for
the Tennessee Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

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Contact Info

Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
511 Union St., Ste. 525
Nashville, TN 37219

Website:      https://www.tnble.org/
Phone:         (615) 741-3234
Email:          BLE.Administrator@tncourts.gov

Frequency Charts

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

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

YES

An applicant must complete the online Tennessee Law Course to be eligible for admission.

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