MINNESOTA BAR EXAMINATION  - FEBRUARY 2016

Remember to view your Applicant Portal often for possible requests from the Board office.  You are NOT notified if there are items posted to your Applicant Portal.                                                                                                                               

Instructions for the February 2016 Minnesota State Bar Exam

Prohibited and Allowed Items at Bar Exam

Additional Information regarding the Bar Exam

Parking Information for RiverCentre

Other Parking Options

Testing Accommodation Location

Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

Subjects Tested on the Minnesota Bar Examination

UBE Court Order

July 2016 Examination

Laptop Confirmation Information

  

 

                               

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2016 EXAMINATION APPLICANTS

GRAND BALLROOM AT SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

 

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

DATES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24,  2016

LOCATION

  

GRAND BALLROOM AT SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

  • 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, Minnesota -
Go to www.rivercentre.org for directions to RiverCentre.
PARKING

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

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.

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

EXAMINATION RESULTS

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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

 Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Examinee numbers of successful applicants will be posted at the Minnesota 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)


 February 2016 - Testing Accommodation Location

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.


July 2016 Examination

The July 2016 Minnesota Bar Examination is scheduled for July 26 & 27, 2016 at St. Paul RiverCentre.

Filing deadlines for the July 2016 bar examination:

The timely filing deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The late filing deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016
(Postmarks on the deadline date are accepted.)

The bar examination will be held at:

Saint Paul RiverCentre
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55102

 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