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Bar Exam Resources: New York

Old New York bar exam questions and answers, MPT, MBE, bar course website, and books available in the Pace Law Library.

NY Adopts UBE

On May 5, 2015, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that New York is adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) effective with July 2016.

General Information

Subject Guide

Cynthia Pittson
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Description of NY Bar Exam

From the BOLE website:

Schedule for First Day of the Examination (Tuesday):
In the morning session, which begins at 9:00 A.M. and ends at 12:15 P.M., applicants must complete three essays and the 50 multiple choice questions in three hours and 15 minutes. Although applicants are free to use their time as they choose, the Board estimates an allocation of 40 minutes per essay and 1.5 minutes per multiple choice question.

In the afternoon session, which begins at 2:00 P.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M., applicants must complete the remaining two essay questions and the MPT in three hours. Again, although applicants are free to use their time as they choose, the National Conference of Bar Examiners developed the MPT with the intention that it be used as a 90-minute test. Therefore, the Board recommends that applicants allocate 90 minutes to the MPT and 45 minutes to each essay.

Schedule for Second Day of the Examination – MBE (Wednesday):
The second day of the examination is the Multistate Bar Examination. The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is a six-hour, two-hundred question multiple-choice examination covering contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, and real property. The examination is divided into two periods of three hours each, one in the morning [9:30am to 12:30pm] and one in the afternoon [2:00pm to 5:00pm], with 100 questions in each period.

Books

There are a number of more general books listed on the Books at Pace Law Library page, but this book is specific to the New York bar exam.