State-by-State Bar Exam Information: Louisiana
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the last week of February or of the last week of July
February 1st (Late applications are accepted until May 15th but require an extra fee.)
The Louisiana Bar Exam consists of only state-law essay questions. Louisiana does not administer a multiple-choice test and does not use any of the multistate tests provided by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
The number of questions varies from exam to exam, but there are nine sections (groups of essay questions) and on all three days the exam runs from 8:00 to 5:00.
Yes. All applicants who seek to take the exam on a laptop will be able to do so.
Past questions only (no sample or model answers) at www.lascba.org.
The minimum passing score on each of the nine sections (groups of essay questions) is 70. To pass the examination, an applicant must achieve the minimum passing standard on seven of the sections, including the four that cover Louisiana Code topics.