About the Bar Examiner

The Bar Examiner, published quarterly by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, provides comprehensive, authoritative information on current issues in bar admissions, legal education, and testing and features annual bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction. The Bar Examiner is published as a service to courts, the legal academy, bar admission administrators, members of bar examining boards and character committees, and others with particular interest in the bar admissions process. (Views and opinions in the articles do not represent an official expression of the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ policy unless so stated.)

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About the National Conference of Bar Examiners

The National Conference of Bar Examiners, founded in 1931, is a not-for-profit corporation that develops licensing tests for bar admission and provides character and fitness investigation services. NCBE also provides testing, research, and educational services to jurisdictions; provides services to bar applicants on behalf of jurisdictions; and acts as a national clearinghouse for information about the bar examination and bar admissions.

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    Bar Exam Fundamentals

    Addressing questions from conversations NCBE has had with legal educators about the bar exam.

  • Online
    Online Bar Admission Guide

    Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.

  • NextGen
    NextGen Bar Exam of the Future

    Visit the NextGen Bar Exam website for the latest news about the bar exam of the future.

  • BarNow
    BarNow Study Aids

    NCBE offers high-quality, affordable study aids in a mobile-friendly eLearning platform.

  • 2023
    2023 Year in Review

    NCBE’s annual publication highlights the work of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission.

  • 2023
    2023 Statistics

    Bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction, and national data for the MBE and MPRE.