Arkansas Bar Examination Requirements and Information

Notice: This summary is for information purposes only and is subject to change by amendment of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar.

Satisfactory completion of all requirements for a degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

A single money order or cashiers check payable to the Clerk of the Supreme Court in the amount of $400.00. The payment should be attached to the front of the questionnaire. Make certain that your check or money order is negotiable for at least six months from the date of issuance.

Applications are available on-line only.

Please refer to the current application for the deadline. Bear in mind that there are no exceptions to our deadline.

The exam lasts two days. The first day will be composed of the Multi-State Performance Test (MPT) and the Multi-State Essay Examination (MEE). The second day will be the Multi-State Bar Examination (MBE).

As a prerequisite to admission to the Bar of Arkansas, you must successfully complete the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), by obtaining a scaled score of 85 or more. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange transfer of MPRE scores to this jurisdiction.

Previous MPT and MEE exam questions and answers are available for review at the Arkansas Supreme Court Library, the Law School Library at Fayetteville, and the Law School Library at Little Rock.

These items can also be found on this page: https://courts.arkansas.gov/administration/professional-programs/bar-exam.

Little Rock, Arkansas. Applicants will be notified of the exact location preceding each exam.