The South Dakota Bar Exam

The South Dakota Bar Exam assesses whether or not a candidate is competent to practice law in South Dakota.

For its bar exam, South Dakota requires completion of three parts.

The first portion of the South Dakota 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 South Dakota Bar Exam tests candidates on unique aspects of South Dakota's laws. The state specific portion of the South Dakota bar examination is administered in essay format.

The third portion of the South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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.

South Dakota Bar Exam Review

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South Dakota Bar Exam Information

For more information on the South Dakota Bar Exam, visit the official South Dakota Bar Examination site.

South Dakota Bar Exam Results

Interested in South Dakota Bar Exam pass rates? We've collected the South Dakota Bar Exam statistics dating back to 2002: South Dakota Bar Exam Results