MINNESOTA BAR EXAMINATION  - JULY 2015

Remember to view your Applicant Portal often for possible requests from the Board office.                                             

Instructions for the July  2015 Minnesota State Bar Exam

Additional Information regarding the Bar Exam

Parking Information for RiverCentre (See road construction alert below)

Other Parking Options   (See road construction alert below)

Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

February 2016  Examination

Subjects Tested on the Minnesota Bar Examination

Laptop Confirmation Information for July 2015 Exam 

 UBE Court Order

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR JULY 2015 EXAMINATION APPLICANTS

EXHIBITION HALL AT SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE
 

The Admission Card posted on your Applicant Portal MUST be printed and brought to the bar exam.  

DATES TUESDAY, JULY 28 AND WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

LOCATION

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION HALL AT SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

DETOUR ALERT:  Effective April to November 2015, Kellogg Blvd will be closed for bridge reconstruction between Market Street and Wabasha Street.

Click here Kellogg Boulevard Detour Map

Click here from PDF road closure and detour map

PARKING

RIVERCENTRE RAMP (Enter from Kellogg Boulevard) or
KELLOGG BOULEVARD RAMP (Enter from Kellogg Boulevard, westbound lane only)

  • Access to RiverCentre and Kellogg Parking Ramps has not changed.  Both ramp are OPEN and ACCESSIBLE during construction - however, it is easier to enter the ramp from the west.
(parking costs in the ramps are $10.00 per day-credit cards are accepted)

Click here for other parking locations

REGISTRATION 

DOORS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7:30 A.M.

  • You must sign-in with the Registrars on both days.
  • Allow 20 to 30 minutes to complete registration.

TUESDAY 

You must present the following items to the registrar:

  • The Admission Ticket printed from your Applicant Portal
You MUST print the Admission Ticket from your Applicant Portal BEFORE arriving at the bar exam.
  •  Your Driver's License (or State ID with picture and signature).

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A WHITE ADMISSION TICKET.

  • You will receive an Examinee ID Badge for entry to the secure testing area and exam room.
  • You must wear the Examinee ID Badge during both days of the exam.

WEDNESDAY

You must sign-in again before going into the secure testing area and exam room.

You must present the following items to the registrar:

  • Your Examinee ID Badge
  • Your Driver's License (or ID with picture and signature);

You must wear your Examinee ID Badge on the second day of the exam. 

BRING TO EXAM

TUESDAY

  • The Admission Ticket;
  • Your Driver's License (or ID with your picture and signature);
  • The Board will provide black ink pens for writing the exam on Tuesday. You may not bring your own pens into the exam room.
  • Your laptop computer if you are registered.

WEDNESDAY

  • Your Examinee ID Badge;
  • Your Driver's License (or ID with your picture and signature);
  • The Board will provide mechanical pencils for this portion of the exam.  You may not bring your own pencils into the exam room.

EXAM HOURS 

MORNING SESSION - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

  • Registration is from 7:30 - 8:30 A.M.
  • You must be seated by 8:40 A.M. for instructions.
  • Morning test session is from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon.

AFTERNOON SESSION - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

  • You must return by 1:10 P.M. and be seated by 1:15 P.M. for instructions.
  • Afternoon test session is from 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
TIMEKEEPING

Digital clocks will be situated at the front of each seating section.  The official clock is located on the Exam Supervisor's platform.  All other clocks will be synchronized with the official clock (to the extent possible). 

PROHIBITED ITEMS
& ACCEPTED ITEMS

Click here for a list of prohibited and acceptable items that may be brought into the exam room.

UNSECURE AREA

You may leave personal items which cannot be taken into the exam room in a designated area outside the exam room.  This area is not monitored and any items placed there are not secure.  We strongly urge you to leave all valuables at home.  The Board of Law Examiners and the Saint Paul RiverCentre authorities assume no responsibility for lost or stolen personal items.

FOOD SERVICE

Food service is limited at RiverCentre.  We recommend that you bring a bag lunch.  Downtown restaurants are not close to RiverCentre and can be busy at this time of day.  If you do bring your lunch, you must leave it outside the exam room.  NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE SECURE TESTING AREA OR EXAM ROOM

SPECIAL PERMISSION

Anyone who has requested and received special permission to bring an otherwise prohibited item into the exam room (such as pillows, lumbar rolls, wrist rest, ergonomic chairs, etc.) must present the green permission card to the security person at the secure testing area entrance and ask for assistance.

LAPTOP

If you are registered to use your laptop to take the exam, review the instructions you received on your applicant portal with your admission ticket prior to the exam. 

SEATING AT THE EXAM Examinees using their laptop computers and examinees handwriting the examination sit in the same room.

EXAMINATION RESULTS

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • Results of the exam will be posted to your Applicant Portal.

 Tuesday, October 6, 2015

  • Examinee numbers of successful applicants will be posted at the Minnesoa Judicial Center, at the the local law schools and on the Board of Law Examiners' web site at www.ble.state.mn.us.  Please make a note of your examination number at the exam.  The Board will not give out this information over the phone after the exam.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE BAR EXAMINATION

  • Scratch Paper is not allowed for any session of the exam.
  • Examinees may write in the essay test booklets, but may not tear any pages from the booklets or tear the booklets apart in any way.
  • No examination booklet or paper may be removed from the exam room.
  • If the examination should be interrupted for any reason, examinees must remain seated and wait for further instructions from the Exam Supervisor.
  • The official time of the examination session will be on the clock on the Exam Supervisor's platform.
  • Examinees may not leave the secure testing area or exam room once admitted.
  • Once the instructions begin, examinees may not talk.  An examinee who needs assistance should signal the nearest proctor by raising their hand.
  • An announcement will be made when there are only 15 minutes remaining in the test session.  Examinees may not leave the exam room during the last 15 minutes of each session.
  • Examinees must stop when time is called and remain seated until all the exams have been collected and counted.
  • The Saint Paul RiverCentre is a smoke-free facility.  
  • Please avoid wearing perfume or cologne.

 

 

 


  Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

The UBE is an examination prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), and is comprised of six Multistate Essay Examination questions, two Multistate Performance Test Questions, and the Multistate Bar Examination.  .

Bar Examination

Tuesday morning           2 MPT Questions
Tuesday afternoon         6 MEE Questions
Wednesday morning    100 MBE Questions
Wednesday Afternoon  100 MBE Questions

Additional information on the UBE exam, and:

MPT         MEE          MBE


Subjects Tested on the Minnesota Bar Examination

Business Associations (Agency and Partnerships; Corporations; and Limited Liability Companies)
Conflict of Laws
Constitutional Law
Contracts (including contracts under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Criminal Law and Procedure
Evidence
Family Law
Federal Civil Procedure
Real Property
Secured Transactions under the UCC
Torts
Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)


The February 2016 Minnesota Bar Examination is scheduled for February 23 & 24, 2016 at St. Paul RiverCentre.

Filing deadlines for the February 2016 bar examination:

The timely filing deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2015
The late filing deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2015
(Postmarks on the deadline date are accepted.)


July 2015 Examination

The July 2015 Minnesota Bar Examination is scheduled for July 28 & 29, 2015 at St. Paul RiverCentre.

Filing deadlines for the July 2015 bar examination:

The timely filing deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015
The late filing deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015
(Postmarks on the deadline date are accepted.)

The bar examination will be held at:

Saint Paul RiverCentre
Exhibition Hall
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55102

For those who have granted testing accommodations,
the test location is:

Riverview Business Plaza
380 East Lafayette Frontage Road
Saint Paul, MN  55107

Additional information will be posted to your
Applicant Portal prior to the examination.


UBE 

Effective February 1, 2013, Minnesota is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) state.  The list of Minnesota bar examination topics have changed with the February 2014 MN Bar Exam.  Court Order