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2021: February, July
The Louisiana Bar Exam is a 3-day exam made up of nine separate essay exams. The exam is a Monday, Wednesday and Friday exam.
The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is not used.
DAY 1: CIVIL CODE I, CIVIL CODE II AND CIVIL CODE III EXAMS
Civil Code I: 8:00AM – 10:00AM
Civil Code II: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Civil Code III: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
DAY 2: LOUISIANA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, TORTS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES
Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure: 8:00AM – 10:00AM
Torts: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Business Entities: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
DAY 3: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CRIMINAL LAW, PROCEDURE & EVIDENCE, AND FEDERAL JURISDICTION & PROCEDURE
Constitutional Law: 8:00am – 10:00AM
Criminal Law, Procedure & Evidence: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
4545 Williams Blvd., Hall A
Kenner, LA 70065
A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission.
First Time Applicants: $875
Late Filing Fee: $750
Louisiana Law Students:
Every prospective applicant for admission to the Louisiana Bar enrolled in law school in Louisiana is required to participate in the Law Student Registration Program (LSR) in the fall of the second year of law school.
See www.lascba.org for deadlines and fees.
Each of the nine essays are worth 100 points. A total score of 650 out of 900 must be achieved. Code subjects carry twice the weight of Non-Code subjects. Applicants who earn a total weighted score of 650 out of a possible 900 will pass the exam.
Louisiana does not provide admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.
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