Effective with the July 2007 administration of the North Dakota Bar Examination, the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) topics will be expanded to include those topic areas also tested on the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).
Effective with the July 2007 North Dakota Bar Examination, the MEE will be a written three-hour examination consisting of six questions from the following topics: Agency and Partnership, Commercial Paper, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Decedents' Estates, Family Law, Federal Civil Procedure, Sales, Secured Transactions, Trusts and Future Interests, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. Some MEE questions may include issues in more than one area of the law.
This is a national exam given three times a year at law schools. As a requirement for admission, applicants must pass the MPRE exam by achieving a scaled score of 85 or more. MPRE scores achieved more than five years from the date of application will not be accepted. APPLICANTS MUST REQUEST SCORES TO BE REPORTED TO NORTH DAKOTA. For information regarding score transfer requests, contact: National Conference of Bar Examiners, MPRE Records Department, P.O. Box 451, Iowa City, Iowa 52243. Phone: 319-337-1304.
MPRE applications may be obtained from the office of the State Board of Law Examiners, 1st Floor, Judicial Wing, 600 E Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0530 or from the Office of the Dean, UND Law School, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Revised March 2008