Nevada Bar Exam Information

The next Nevada Bar Exam is scheduled to take place on July 28-30, 2020, although these dates may be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2.5-day UBE exam will be held simultaneously in Las Vegas and Reno and will consist of a Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), and Multistate Performance Test (MPT).

The final deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.

Exam Dates:July 28 – July 30, 2020*

The July 2020 exam may be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Exam Type:2.5-day exam with multiple choice and essay questions
Location:Las Vegas and Reno
Application Fee:$755
On-Motion Application Fee:$1,055
Filing Deadline:March 1, 2020
Late Filing Deadline:May 1, 2020
Late Fee:$1,305 (including application fee)

When is the 2020 Nevada Bar Exam?

The July 2020 Nevada Bar Exam is currently expected to proceed as scheduled on July 28 to 30. However, the State Bar of Nevada is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may postpone the exam. Visit the State Bar of Nevada website for updated information.

Where is the Nevada Bar Exam Located?

The Nevada Bar Exam will be held simultaneously in Reno and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas:

University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Student Union
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

A visitor’s lot with metered parking is available on Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue. Numerous accommodation options are available within a 10-minute drive, with a large concentration found on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Reno:

University of Nevada – Reno
Lawlor Events Center
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557

See the University of Reno website for a detailed parking map of the campus. Numerous accommodation options are available downtown, which is a 5-minute drive away.

How much does the Nevada Bar Exam cost?

The student application fee for the Nevada Bar Exam is $755 if paid before March 01, 2020. Late applications between March 1 and May 1 cost $1,305.

Attorneys pay an application fee of $1,055 before March 1, 2020, and $1,605 before May 1, 2020.

An additional fee of $150 applies to applicants who wish to use a laptop during the exam.

Applications received after May 1, 2020, will not be accepted. All fees are non-refundable.

Applicants can apply online.

What subjects are tested on the Nevada Bar Exam?

The Nevada Bar Exam tests the following subjects:

MBE Subjects:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Nevada Essay Subjects:

  • Agency
  • Commercial Paper
  • Community Property
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Corporations
  • Ethics
  • Nevada & Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Partnerships
  • Persons & Domestic Relations
  • Remedies
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Wills
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Plus all MBE subjects

Multistate Performance Test:

“Closed universe” practical problem using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

What is the format of the Nevada Bar Exam like?

The Nevada Bar Exam follows a three-day UBE format:

Day 1:

Morning: four 60-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions

Afternoon: one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question.

Day 2:

Morning: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions

Afternoon: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions

Day 3:

Morning: four 60-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions

What is the minimum MPRE score needed to take the Nevada Bar exam?

Applicants require a scaled MPRE score of 85 within three years for admission.

How is the Nevada Bar Exam Graded?

The MPT and MEE are weighted at 66%, and the MBE is weighted at 33%. A total combined score of 75 and a converted score of 75 on a minimum of three essay questions are required to pass the exam. The passing score equates to 140 on a 200-point scale.

When are the Nevada Bar scores released?

The results of the July 2020 exam will be released in early October. However, if the exam is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the results may also be delayed.

Can I transfer my MBE scores from another jurisdiction?

No. Nevada does not recognize MBE scores from other jurisdictions.

What is the Nevada Reciprocity Agreement like?

Admission by motion is not allowed. Nevada requires all applicants to undergo the exam.

How can I contact the Nevada State Bar?

Mailing Address:
Admissions Department
P.O. Box 50
Las Vegas, NV 89125

Street Address:
600 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Phone: (702) 382-2200
Fax: (702) 405-5680
Email: admissions@nvbar.org
Website: www.nvbar.org

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