NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.
2020: February 25 – 27, July 28 – 30
2021: February 23 – 25, July 27 – 29
The Nevada Bar Exam is a 2 ½-day exam.
Day 1: Four 60-minute essay questions and one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question.
Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).
Day 3: Half day including four 60-minute essay questions.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Student Union, 2nd Floor
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE achieved within three years prior to, or three years after, successful completion of the NV bar examination is required for admission.
Applications must be filed by October 1st preceding the February exam and by March 1st preceding the July exam. Late filing is allowed until December 1st prior to the February exam, and May 1st prior to the July exam, with a $550 late filing fee.
Exam Fee: $755
Attorney Applications: $1,055
Late Filing Fee: $550
Laptop Fee: $150
MBE (weighted 1⁄₃) and written scores (weighted ²⁄₃) are combined for an overall passing score. In order to pass, an applicant must have a total scaled score of 75 or higher and a converted score of 75 or higher on at least three written essay questions. This equates to a passing score of 140 on a 200-point scale.
Nevada does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Nevada does not provide for admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.
Attorneys interested in limited practice, who are exclusively employed for a single government entity or for a single corporation qualified to do business in Nevada, whose business consists of activities other than the practice of law may apply for certification under Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.10. Application Filing Fee is $250.
Foreign-educated applicants, and other non-ABA law school graduates, may seek a functional equivalency certification in order to apply for admission to the State Bar of Nevada.
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