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Bar Examination Resources

Welcome Bar Applicants!

This guide is intended to assist NSU College of Law students prepare for the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) and the Bar Exam by highlighting the Bar preparation materials made available through the Panza Maurer Law Library.

About the MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two-hour 60-question exam administered three times a year. It is required for admission in all US Jurisdictions (except Wisconsin and Puerto Rico). According to the NCBE, "the purpose of the MPRE is to measure candidates' knowledge and understanding of established standards related to the professional conduct of lawyers."

Registering for the MPRE is a multi-step process. You must first complete the NCBE portion of the registration process. Then, you will receive an email within 24 hours that will allow you to schedule your test appointment with Pearson VUE and pay the test fee. The test fee must be paid by 11:59 p.m. Central time on the registration deadline. 

                       2024 Test Dates                           

Test Administration Date Recommended Submission Date to Apply For Accommodations Registration Deadline Fee: $160
March 26 or 27, 2024 December 5, 2023 January 25, 2024
August 13 or 14, 2024 April 24, 2024 June 12, 2024
November 7 or 8, 2024 July 24, 2024 September 18, 2024


MPRE Preparation Courses

Both Barbri and Kaplan offer free MPRE preparation courses online. These are useful tools to aid in deciding which Bar Preparation course to use. 

MPRE Study Aids available at the Law Library

Professional Responsibility Study Aids

The Florida Bar Exam


The Florida Bar Examination consists of

  • The General Bar Examination.
    • Florida Law Examination 
    • Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
  • The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

The General Bar Examination includes two parts split over two days. 

Part A is the Florida Law Examination 

Part B is the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)

* For detailed information about the non-Florida components of The Florida Bar examination, please visit the preceding Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) section and the following The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) section on this page*

The Florida Law Portion

The Florida Law portion of the exam tests your knowledge of both general and Florida law. "When Florida law varies from general law, the question should be answered in accordance with Florida law"

This portion includes three essay questions and 100 multiple choice questions. 

Subjects Tested in six segments.

  • Will be tested in one segment:
    • Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Judicial Administration 
    • Judicial Administration includes only- disqualification of trial judges; public access to judicial branch records; minimization of the filing of sensitive information; the qualifications, restrictions, and conditions pertaining to attorneys in their representation of clients in Florida Courts; and the signature of attorneys and parties on pleadings and other papers
  • May be tested in the remaining five segments (each segment contains no more than three subjects)
    • Florida Constitutional Law
    • Federal Constitutional Law
    • Trusts
    • Business Entities
    • Real Property
    • Evidence
    • Torts
    • Wills & Administrative Estates
    • Criminal Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure
    • Contracts
    • Articles 3 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code
    • Family Law
    • Chapters 4 and 5 of The Rules Regulating the Florida Bar
    • Professionalism

Florida Bar Examination books available at the Law Library 

The Uniform Bar Exam

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered in 36 states across the country. It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored, and the scores are portable across UBE jurisdictions. 

It includes the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). For information on the various UBE components, please visit their individual tabs.

Florida does not administer the UBE. 

Florida does not administer the MEE. However if you are going to a state that does, here is some information to aid in your studying. 

The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) is developed by the NCBE and consists of six thirty minute essay questions. The subject of each essay may include Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts (including Article 2 [Sales] of the Uniform Commercial Code), Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code.

NCBE Study Aids for Sale

MEE Study Aids available at the Law Library

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is a six hour, 200 question multiple choice examination. There are 175 scored questions and 25 unscored pretest questions. 

The seven subjects tested are Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

NCBE Study Aids for Sale

Study Aids available at the Law Library

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) consists of two 90 minute essays. However, there are some non-UBE states that administer one or both of the MPTs as part of their bar exam. 

The MPT is designed to test an examinee's ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation and complete a task that a beginning lawyer should be able to accomplish. 

Each MPT includes a "File" and a "Library". The File contains source documents containing all the facts of the case and the assignment to be completed. This may include transcripts of interviews, depositions, hearings or trials, pleadings, correspondence, client documents, contracts, newspaper articles, medical records, police reports, or lawyer’s notes. The Library may contain cases, statutes, regulations, or rules, some of which may not be relevant to the assigned lawyering task. 

Study Aids available at the Law Library

Bar Success Materials

These books and study aids focus on strategies for success while taking the bar exam.

All of these resources are available online through the links below. 

Repeat Bar Takers Materials

These books and study aids focus on strategies for success for those who take the bar exam more than once.

All of these resources are available online through the links below.