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Bar Exam Information


For the most complete information go to West Virginia Court System Website and click on Board of Law Examiners under the Lawyers and Judges heading.

You will find names of the staff, the fee schedule, bar application information, reciprocity list, bar exam subjects, rules of admission to the practice of law, and a link to the National Conference of Bar Examiners site.


For all other states, go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners website, and click on Bar Admission Offices.

Then click on the first initial of the name of the state you wish to research. This will take you to the address of that state’s board of bar examiners and also give you the web site address.


If you know in your first year where (which state) you want to begin your professional career, check out the web site of that state because some states, such as Ohio, charge you less for the bar if you register early in your first year.


This site also will give you information on the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).


The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination is a 50 question, two-hour, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year. Packets for registering for the MPRE may be picked up in the Career Services Office, or you may register on line at the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.

Students do not have to wait until their third year to take the MPRE. You may take the MPRE any time after you have had the Professional Responsibility course.

You must take and pass the MPRE prior to being admitted to the WV State Bar and the Bar in 47 other states and 4 territories .

To register on line, learn more about the test, and order sample test materials, go to

Contact your Bar/Bri representatives to learn more about their MPRE study program and sample tests.

View - Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) Presentation

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