Step 5: Bar Exam

Exam Day Preparation

Venue Information

During the first week of the exam month, the Board of Law Examiners will mail bar exam admission information to registered applicants. This information is sent via first class mail to the applicant's "permanent" address (as reported on the Application to Sit, F-1).

The Michigan bar examination is administered by the Board of Law Examiners on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in the months of February and July. The examinations are held at the Kellogg Center (February) and Breslin Center (July) on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.  Additional testing facilities in the Lansing, Michigan area may be used if necessary.

In some circumstances, an applicant may arrange to transfer a Multistate Bar Examination score from another jurisdiction taken during the immediate preceding three years. (See F-2 Form at Step 3 and MBE Transfer Deadline Information)

Bar Examination

The first day of the examination consists of 15 essay questions. The schedule is broken into 2 sessions: morning for 3 hours with 9 essay questions; and, afternoon for 2 hours with 6 essay questions.

The second day of the examination is the Multistate Bar Examination consisting of 200 multiple choice questions prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Both the morning and afternoon sessions will last three hours.

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