Each examinee receives a “File” of source documents and a “Library” of cases, statutes, and rules.The MPT is a “closed universe” component in that it provides all necessary materials to answer the question and does not require the applicant to use any state-specific law.
The MPT and MEE occur on Tuesday; the MBE occurs on Wednesday.
The MEE consists of six 30-minute essays testing the following subjects: all MBE subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts), plus Business Associations (Agency, Corporations, and Partnerships), Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Secured Transactions, Trusts and Future Interests, and Wills and Decedents’ Estates.
The pre-test questions are indistinguishable from the scored questions so applicants are advised to answer all questions.
The MPT consists of two 90-minute items that are designed to assess the examinee’s ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation.
Students generally take this 60-question multiple-choice test while still in law school, after they've completed their Professional Responsibility course.
Maryland currently requires a scaled score of 85 to pass the MPRE.Lastly, there is a required Maryland Law Component (MLC) element to the bar exam which is a collection of multiple-choice questions taken online, testing on distinctions of Maryland state law covering topics such as civil procedure, family law, state courts, criminal law & procedure, evidence, estates & trusts, torts and professional responsibility.The MLC is administered by the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners.The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.Of the 200 questions, 175 are scored questions and 25 are unscored pre-test questions.While you definitely should give yourself wiggle room to do some spur-of-the-moment things, the people I know that failed all had one thing in common.They studied if/when they felt like it, and tried to play catch-up in the end.Maryland currently requires MLC passage by correctly answering 40 questions out of 50 in a 90-minute attempt. The State Board of Law Examiners will consider requests for accommodations.You should begin the process of requesting accommodations as early as possible so that you may still have time to appeal a denial of an accommodation request prior to the test taking day. Laptops may be used to take the bar exam; there is a fee for doing so (the fee is paid to Exam Soft, which administers the electronic version of the exam).These essays can cover a range of legal topics, including agency, business associations, secured transactions, family law, civil procedure, trusts & estates, conflict of laws, torts, real property, contracts, criminal law & procedure, evidence and constitutional law.On day two, test takers complete the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question multiple-choice test, covering constitutional law, contracts, criminal law & procedure, evidence, civil procedure, real property and torts.