Effective with the July 2026 bar exam, the following subjects will no longer be tested on the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE): Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Trusts and Estates, and Secured Transactions. This change will align MEE subjects with the subject matter for the NextGen bar exam, which will be administered by some jurisdictions beginning in July 2026. The alignment of subject matter will enable students to make informed course selections even before they know whether they will be taking the current or the NextGen bar exam. The subject matter outline for the MEE is available on the Preparing for the MEE page of NCBE’s website. An outline of the content to be tested on the NextGen bar exam is available on the NextGen website.

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