The Washington Bar Exam

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

For its bar exam, Washington requires completion of three parts. The July 2013 Bar Exam will be Washington's first administration of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

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

The third portion of the Washington 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 Washington 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.

Washington Bar Exam Information

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

Washington Bar Exam Results

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