NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice.
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2021: July 26 – 28
The Delaware Bar Exam is a 2 ½ day exam held Monday – Wednesday. Delaware does not administer a February exam.
Day 1: Four 45-minute Delaware Essay Exam questions in the AM and four in the PM.
Day 2: Half day including two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions.
Day 3: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).
Supreme Court of Delaware
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 651-3940
Widener University School of Law Delaware
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
A scaled score of 85 is required on the MPRE.
Application must be filed electronically on forms provided by the Board. Timely application is April 1, and applications will be accepted until May 1st with increased fees.
APPLICATIONS FILED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1:
Not Yet Admitted in Another Jurisdiction: $700
Admitted in Another Jurisdiction: $800
APPLICATIONS FILED AFTER APRIL 1
BUT ON OR BEFORE MAY 1:
Not Yet Admitted in Another Jurisdiction: $1,400
Admitted in Another Jurisdiction: $1,600
A minimum combined scaled score of 145 (out of a possible 200 points) is required to pass. The scaled written score is weighted 60% and the scaled MBE score is weighted 40%.
In Delaware, students must also complete a clerkship of five months for admission.
To become licensed in Delaware, all applicants must complete a five-month clerkship in Delaware, under the supervision of a qualified Delaware attorney who must certify the clerkship has been completed. The five-month requirement constitutes 21 forty-hour work weeks and may be aggregated. Applicants can initiate the clerkship process while they are still enrolled in law school. There is a checklist of mandatory legal activities and tasks to be completed during the clerkship, which is available from the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners’ website.
State and Federal Background Checks
Students must undergo both a state and federal background check, which should be started as early as possible, as they can take up to 12 weeks to complete.
Delaware does not provide for admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.
Delaware does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
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