Updated November 16 2021. Originally published November 30 2021
The MBE (50%)
The MEE (30%)
The MPT (20%)
The MBE (Multistate Bar Exam) is a six-hour, two hundred multiple choice question test used as a component of the bar exam in every state except Louisiana. It tests candidates' knowledge of fundamental legal principles in only seven subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Federal Civil Procedure, Real Property, and Torts.
The MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) is a three-hour, six essay test that is used as a component of the bar exam in thirty-three states. It tests candidates' ability to communicate effectively in writing in the seven subjects covered on the MBE, as well as Agency, Partnership, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Decedents' Estates (Wills), Trusts, Future Interests, and UCC Article 9.
The MPT (Multistate Performance Test) is a ninety-minute exam that requires students to complete a legal assignment (most commonly, to write a letter, a brief, or a memorandum of law) based on a case file and relevant case law provided by the bar examiners. The MPT's focus is on legal analysis, fact application, and problem-solving—the examiners want to see if the candidate can perform legal tasks. It is a component of the bar exam in forty-one states.
As a first time bar exam taker, if you don't pass the Uniform Bar Exam after completing Pieper's Full Bar Review Course, you can re-take our next course for free!
Pieper Bar Review teaches students the legal concepts and exam skills necessary for success on the bar exam, and reinforces students’ knowledge through thought-provoking examples and bar exam questions. Pieper’s courses do more than teach the material to students. They enable students to master concepts as they are tested so that students can excel within the time constraints of the exam. The proof that the Pieper teaching method works is found in the success of our former students—now present-day attorneys—and we encourage you to speak with as many of them as you can.