Nevada Bar Examination

2020 Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.

BAR EXAM DATES AND FORMAT

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.

State Bar of Nevada

Admissions Department
3100 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Phone: (702) 382-2200

Fax: (702) 382-6676

Email: admissions@nvbar.org

Web: https://www.nvbar.org/#bar-exam

Bar Exam Location

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Student Union, 2nd Floor
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Subjects Tested

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Agency and Partnership
  • Community Property
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Corporations
  • Persons and Domestic Relations
  • Remedies
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2 and 9)
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Pleadings and practices under both the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Plus all MBE subjects
  • Both fundamental legal principles and Nevada law are tested and may encompass more than a single subject
Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

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.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

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

Scoring

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.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

Nevada does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

Admission on Motion

Nevada does not provide for admission on motion. Examination is required of all applicants.

Admission of House Counsel

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 Law School Graduates

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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