NCBE’s Wellington Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

MADISON, WISCONSIN, JUNE 1, 2023—Marilyn Wellington, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from New England Law | Boston during its May 19, 2023, commencement ceremony. Wellington, who graduated from New England Law | Boston in 1991, was honored alongside retired Massachusetts […]

NCBE Publishes Content Scope for NextGen Bar Exam

MADISON, WISCONSIN, May 25, 2023—The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), which develops bar exam content for 54 US jurisdictions, has published the content scope for the NextGen bar exam, which is set to launch in 2026. The content scope document outlines the breadth of material to be covered on the new exam in eight areas […]

NCBE Releases National Mean for March 2023 MPRE

MADISON, WISCONSIN, May 12, 2023—The national mean scaled score for the March 2023 MPRE was 94.9, 0.7 points lower than the March 2022 mean of 95.6. The March 2023 mean reflects the performance of 20,184 examinees, 978 more than the March 2022 examinee count of 19,206. The MPRE is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination administered […]

NCBE Announces National Mean for February 2023 MBE

MADISON, WISCONSIN, March 31, 2023— The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced today that the national mean scaled score for the February 2023 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) was 131.1, a decrease of 1.5 points compared to the February 2022 mean of 132.6. The MBE, one of three sections that make up the bar exam […]

NCBE Publishes 2022 Year in Review

MADISON, WISCONSIN, March 16, 2023—The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has published its 2022 Year in Review, now available on the NCBE website. The Year in Review highlights the work of NCBE’s volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission and provides a data-filled snapshot of the work NCBE undertakes in its commitment to serving the bar admissions […]

NCBE Statement on SCOTUS Decisions and the Bar Exam

NCBE has released the following statement regarding the timeline by which new US Supreme Court decisions might be reflected on the bar exam: NCBE-developed MBE, MPT, and MEE questions typically are drafted, revised, and finalized over an approximately three-year period, including pre-testing of MBE items on a live exam prior to administration as scored items. […]