Louisiana bar exam information
|General exam information
|Upcoming registration dates
|November 2, 2023 (February 2024 exam); February 1, 2024 (July 2024 exam)
What is the Louisiana bar exam?
The Louisiana bar exam assesses whether an examinee is competent to practice law in the State of Louisiana. Passing the bar exam is an essential step in becoming a lawyer in Louisiana. Read on to learn more about the Louisiana bar exam.
What is the Louisiana bar exam format?
The Louisiana bar exam consists of nine parts, administered over the course of three days. Louisiana is one of two United States jurisdictions (along with Puerto Rico) that does not administer the Multistate Bar Examination. The Louisiana bar exam primarily consists of essay questions but may include multiple choice questions.
Louisiana’s nine-part bar examination consists of the following components:
Civil Code I
Civil Code II
Civil Code III
Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure
business entities and negotiable instruments
criminal law, procedure, and evidence
federal jurisdiction and procedure
For more information on the format of the Louisiana bar exam, and for sample Louisiana bar exam questions, please visit the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions’ website.
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
A passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is also required to become a licensed Louisiana attorney. The MPRE tests an examinee’s knowledge of the ethics rules related to the practice of law. According to the NCBE, the purpose of the MPRE is to “measure examinees' knowledge and understanding of established standards related to the professional conduct of lawyers.”
The MPRE’s questions are largely based on the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, but the MPRE also covers relevant court decisions as well as procedural and evidentiary rules.
The MPRE consists of 60 multiple choice questions—50 scored questions and 10 unscored questions. Each question on the MPRE is followed by four possible answer options. You’ll have two hours to complete the exam.
The MPRE is offered three times per year, typically in March, August, and November. Be sure to register early—the regular registration fee is $135, but the late registration fee is $220.
The MPRE is scored on a scale that ranges from 50 to 100. Louisiana requires a minimum-passing MPRE score of 80.
Louisiana bar exam information
Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that provides helpful information to Louisiana bar examinees.
What are the Louisiana bar exam dates?
The Louisiana bar exam is a three-day exam and is offered twice a year. The February 2023 exam will take place on February 13, February 15, and February 17. The July 2023 will take place on July 24, July 26, and July 28. The Louisiana bar exam is typically administered in New Orleans. For updated information on dates and locations, please see the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions' website.
When do I need to register for the Louisiana bar exam?
The regular deadline for the February 2024 exam was November 2, 2023. The regular deadline for registering for the July 2024 bar exam in Louisiana is February 1, 2024. For the latest deadline updates, please see the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions' website.
What are the fees for the Louisiana bar exam?
The regular application fee for the Louisiana bar exam is $975 for first time applicants. For more details on fees, visit the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions' website.
When will I receive my Louisiana bar exam results?
February bar examination results are available approximately five to six weeks after administration of the exam. July bar examination results are available approximately eight to nine weeks after administration of the exam. Results are posted publicly on the Louisiana Supreme Court's website.
What is the statewide pass rate for all exam takers in Louisiana?
70% (July 2023)
Please note that this is not the pass rate for Quimbee Bar Review, but rather the average for all people who took the bar exam in Louisiana. To see Quimbee Bar Review's pass rates, please go here.
What is the Louisiana bar exam contact information?
The Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions is the organization responsible for overseeing admission to the bar in Louisiana. It is through this board that you will register for the bar exam, receive exam information, and obtain your score.
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Suite 310
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 830-5463
Email: [email protected]
How do I get Louisiana bar exam news?
News and information about the Louisiana bar exam can be found on the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions' website.
What is the best Louisiana bar exam prep course?
Quimbee does not provide state-specific coverage for the Louisiana bar exam, but you can use Quimbee Bar Review to supplement your prep. All of the course material for Quimbee Bar Review is available from your computer.
Louisiana Bar Practice Tests
Quimbee’s course offers several full-length practice MBEs and thousands of MBE practice questions—many licensed directly from the NCBE.
Louisiana Bar Study Guide
With Quimbee, you’ll watch Quimbee's beautifully designed video lessons, practice multiple-choice questions to test what you've learned, and read through Quimbee's expert-written outlines. And true understanding isn’t just answering a question correctly. You need to know why you got a question right or why you got a question wrong. Quimbee provides you with detailed explanations for every practice question so that you can understand the difference between the correct and incorrect answers.
Quimbee’s outlines provide comprehensive coverage of all MBE subjects. Quimbee Outlines are written by experts and are perfectly tailored to the NCBE’s subject matter outlines, so you can be confident you’re studying only the material that’s tested on the bar exam.