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State-by-State Bar Exam Information: Louisiana

Bar Information

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Key Dates

When is the Bar Exam: 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the last week of February or of the last week of July

When is the application for the July exam made available: 

December 1st

By when is the application for the July exam due?: 

February 1st (Late applications are accepted until May 15th but require an extra fee.)

Exam Details

What tests and types of questions are on the bar exam?: 

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.

Is it possible to take the written portions of the exam on a laptop computer?: 

Yes. All applicants who seek to take the exam on a laptop will be able to do so.

Are past exam questions and sample answers available?: 

Past questions only (no sample or model answers) at www.lascba.org.

Statistics

What was the first-time taker pass rate for the most recent July bar exam? : 

2012: 67%; 2011: 75%

What was the overall pass rate for all takers of the most recent July bar exam?: 

2012: 61%; 2011: 72%

Reciprocity

Can MBE scores be transferred from other jurisdictions?: 

No

Can applicants already admitted in another state gain admission without taking the bar exam?: 

No

The information for Louisiana comes from the Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions' response to our survey and from the National Conference of Bar Examiners' Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements and annual statistical report.

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