California Bar Examination

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California Bar Examination
COVID-19 Information
Bar Examination Status Pending decision[1]
No decision, no comment issued after public and private meetings.


as of March 30, 2020


Administered by State Bar of California
ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required No
Graduate of foreign law school eligible to take the bar examination Yes
Winter Testing: February
Summer Testing: July
Requires Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)? No
Requires Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)? Yes
Accepts Multistate Bar Examination Transfers?
Requires Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)? No
Requires Multistate Performance Test (MPT)? No
Requires Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)? Yes
MPRE Minimum Passing Score 86
Jurisdiction-Drafted Exam Components 5 locally developed essay questions and 1 locally developed performance test.
First-Time Taker Pass Rate 52%
Repeat Taker Pass Rate 20%
Annual Test Takers Quantity 12772
Website
NCBE profile link