Bar Exam Preparation
The Oregon Board of Bar Examiners (BBX) administers the Uniform Bar Examination as a part of the Oregon bar examination. This includes six essay questions – the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), 200 multiple-choice questions – the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), and two 90-minute performance items – the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) scores the MBE component of the UBE. The BBX grades the MEE and MPT components. The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE and UBE total scores are calculated by NCBE. The MBE is weighted 50%, the MEE 30%, and the MPT 20%. Materials and resources to better understand the various components of the exam, as well as sample MEE and MBE questions and summaries of recent MPT items, can be found on the website for the NCBE: www.ncbex.org/exams
The following areas of law that may be tested on the MEE include Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts (including Article 2 [Sales] of the Uniform Commercial Code), Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents’ Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code. Some questions may include issues in more than one are of law. The particular areas covered vary from exam to exam.