The Massachusetts Bar Exam

Our comprehensive Massachusetts bar review course offers everything you need to succeed on your bar exam.

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Themis Bar Review can help you pass the bar!

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We're the only national bar review provider that publishes pass rates every year. Take a minute and check out our students' success on their bar exams.

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Our successful approach embraces the best practices in online education pedagogy. Five years and counting. Looking for references? We've got thousands. Most of them are practicing attorneys now.

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Take classes around your schedule, not ours. And with great teachers like Pamela Karlan, John Jeffries, and Sherman Clark.

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Daily task schedule from day one of your studies up to the bar exam. Need to take a few days off? No problem. Directed study will adapt to work around your schedule to keep you on track.

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So you can brush up on your favorite topics. (Or least favorite as the case may be)

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Works around your schedule and on your devices. On the web or for your iPad or Android tablet, plus e-reader outlines. Watch a short demo about these course features!

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Bar Exam Format

The Massachusetts Bar Examination consists of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) and ten essay questions.

Massachusetts Essay Exam

The Massachusetts Essay Exam is composed of two, three-hour sessions separated by a lunch break, and consists of ten essay questions (five per session) testing the following subjects: Agency, Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Descent & Distribution of Estates, Domestic Relations, Evidence (including Federal Rules), Federal Jurisdiction, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Real Property (inc. Mortgages), Torts, Trusts, Unfair or Deceptive Practices (G.L.c. 93A), Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 1-9), and Wills.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

Subjects Tested

Massachusetts Subjects

  • Agency
  • Business Organizations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Descent & Distribution of Estates
  • Trusts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Evidence (including Federal Rules)
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Property (including Mortgages)
  • Torts
  • Unfair or Deceptive Practices (G.L.c. 93A)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (articles 1-9)
  • Wills

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Upcoming Summer 2016 Bar Exam

Fees and Deadlines

Filing Filing Deadline Fee Qualification
Timely TBD TBD The application deadline for the July exam will likely be in the first week of May. There is a $75 technology fee for using your laptop payable to the bar examiners with the application fee, and a separate fee of $100 payable directly to ExamSoft.

Official Massachusetts Bar Exam Information

For official communication and all the latest up-to-date information on the Massachusetts bar exam, visit the Massachusetts bar examiners' page.

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MA Bar Exam Dates and Deadlines

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