Tennessee Bar Examination

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Tennessee Bar Examination
COVID-19 Information
Bar Examination Status Pending decision[1]
Have not cancelled the July 2020 exam, but they are contemplating a fall 2020 exam as well, with a yet to be determined date. They have also extended the practice pending admission rule to be through Nov. 21, 2021. But, in order for you to be eligible for the fall exam, you have to sign up for the July exam, and in the event neither a July or fall exam happens, then you have to take the Feb 2021 exam.

as of April 2, 2020

Administered by Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
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)? Yes
UBE Minimum Passing Score 270
Additional Components required prior to admission Online course
Maximum Age of Transferred UBE Score 3 years36.0 months <br />/5 years60.0 months <br />
Requires Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)? Yes
Accepts Multistate Bar Examination Transfers?
Requires Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)? Yes
Requires Multistate Performance Test (MPT)? Yes
Requires Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)? Yes
MPRE Minimum Passing Score 82
First-Time Taker Pass Rate 74%
Repeat Taker Pass Rate 21%
Annual Test Takers Quantity 900
NCBE profile link