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Bar Exam Information & Study Aids: Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)

Resources to help you study for the bar exam, including links to study guides, sample exams, and practical information on applying to take the exam.  

Multistate Essay Exam

The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) is developed by NCBE and consists of six 30-minute questions. It is administered by user jurisdictions as part of the bar examination on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday in February and July of each year. 

 

The purpose of the MEE is to test the examinee’s ability to

  1. identify legal issues raised by a hypothetical factual situation;
  2. separate material which is relevant from that which is not;
  3. present a reasoned analysis of the relevant issues in a clear, concise, and well-organized composition; and
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental legal principles relevant to the probable solution of the issues raised by the factual situation.

The primary distinction between the MEE and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is that the MEE requires the examinee to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in writing. More information is available from NCBE here

Study Aids for the MEE

MEE Questions and Analyses from Recent Administrations

NCBE publishes study aids for the MEE that include questions from previously administered tests and model analyses that are illustrative of the discussions that might appear in excellent answers to the questions. They are available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store.

For the six MEE questions administered in July 2015 (without analyses), see Sample Questions.

MEE Questions and Analyses from Older Administrations

MEE Questions and Analyses from older administrations are available by accessing the following files.

July 2010
February 2010
July 2009
February 2009
July 2008
February 2008
2007
2006

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