The Hawaii Bar Exam assesses whether or not a candidate is competent to practice law in Hawaii.
For its bar exam, Hawaii requires completion of three parts.
The first portion of the Hawaii Bar Exam is the Multistate Bar Examination, or the MBE. The MBE is administered twice annually; once on the last Wednesday in February and again on the last Wednesday in July.
The second portion of the Hawaii Bar Exam tests candidates on unique aspects of Hawaii's laws. The state specific portion of the Hawaii bar examination is administered in essay format.
The third portion of the Hawaii Bar Exam is the Multistate Performance Test, or the MPT. The MPT is designed to test the examinee's ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. The MPT evaluates the ability to complete a task that a beginning lawyer should be able to accomplish. Applicants should contact the bar admissions agency in the jurisdiction to determine whether one or more MPTs are administered as part of the jurisdiction’s bar examination.
AdaptiBar prepares students for the MBE portion of the Hawaii bar examination. The MBE occurs on one day, which is divided into two, three-hour parts, each consisting of 100 questions. When answering MBE questions, students apply fundamental legal principles instead of local case or statutory law. During the MBE, students analyze fact situations or act as advocates. Students choose only one correct answer - the best answer - from the four available choices.
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For more information on the Hawaii Bar Exam, visit the official Hawaii Bar Examination site.
Interested in Hawaii Bar Exam pass rates? We've collected the Hawaii Bar Exam statistics dating back to 2002: Hawaii Bar Exam Results