The Kentucky Bar Exam assesses whether or not a candidate is competent to practice law in Kentucky. The exam is comprised of three unique parts - the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), state-specific essay portion, and the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE). A minimum scaled score of 264 out of 400 possible points is required to pass.
The first portion of the Kentucky Bar Exam, the essay portion, tests fundamental aspects of Kentucky law.
The second portion of the Kentucky Bar Exam is the Multistate Essay Exam, or MEE. The MEE consists of six 30-minute essays. Students must provide clear, well-organized compositions that demonstrate the ability to understand universal law concepts and communicate ideas effectively.
The third and final portion of the Kentucky 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.
AdaptiBar prepares students for the MBE portion of the Kentucky 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 and apply black letter law. Students choose only one correct answer - the best answer - from the four available choices.
The Kentucky Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.
For more information on the Kentucky Bar Exam, visit the official Kentucky Bar Examination site.
Interested in Kentucky Bar Exam pass rates? We've collected the Kentucky Bar Exam statistics dating back to 2002: Kentucky Bar Exam Results