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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
identify legal issues raised by a hypothetical factual situation;
separate material which is relevant from that which is not;
present a reasoned analysis of the relevant issues in a clear, concise, and well-organized composition; and
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 2018 (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.
Focuses on the overlooked skill of essay writing, with an eye toward maximizing your score on the essay portion of the bar exam. Laying out a precise methodology and loaded with examples, this book fills a much needed gap in the bar preparation experience.
How to Write Bar Exam Essays gives you a systematic and uncomplicated approach to writing quality bar exam essays. This book is a quick read. The book begins with discussing the right mindset for bar exam preparation. The next section gets to the heart of the matter, discussing the four pillars of bar exam essay writing: (1) technical requirements;(2) issue spotting;(3) outlining and formatting; and(4) analysis. Each pillar has its own chapter, complete with examples. How to Write Bar Exam Essays includes a detailed discussion of practice strategy and scheduling.
Essay-writing can account for 50 percent or more of the bar exam score, yet bar review courses often don't teach how to write lawyer-like essays. Gallagher provides step-by-step instructions on essay-writing systems and confidence-building practices. A review of the best and worst ways to respond to essay questions is included. (Study Guide)