The Kaplan Bar Review has reported after corresponding with the National Conference of Law Examiners (NCBE) that Multistate Bar Exam, (MBE) is set to undergo wide changes from February 2015. While the National Conference of Bar Examiners sent a letter to law school deans about the changes a few weeks ago, awareness is still poor about the impending changes.
The principal changes are as follows:
What is not going to change is that the MBE would still remain a 200-question exam stretched over 6 hours.
Christopher Fromm of the Kaplan Bar Review said, “We know from what students tell us that Civil Procedure tends to be one of their most challenging areas of study. Adding a section to the MBE in an area of study that students have traditionally found difficult will make the exam more challenging overall. For many bar takers, it will mean they’ll be ‘double tested’ on Civil Procedure, since it’s a topic often covered on state essays and on the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), which is required by more than half of U.S. jurisdictions.”
Kaplan Bar Review has created a separate (MBE) Change Resource Center for those who want to learn more about the changes and prepare for them.