Florida Bar Examiners

Written by Jill Morrison
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Florida Bar Examiners look for certain criteria when grading the Florida Bar Exam. Two portions of the exam must be completed over a two-day period. These two portions are the essay section and the MBE section.

The essay portion is given on the first day of the exam. It focuses on Florida law specifically. Three essay questions are given on the topics of Civil and Criminal Procedure, Rules of Judicial Administration, Wills and Estates, Trusts, Business Entities, Family Law, and Professional Ethics. Florida Bar Examiners will evaluate an applicant's knowledge of these topics in a Florida law environment.

The MBE portion pertains to general law. It has 200 multiple choice questions and is required on every Bar Exam across the nation. The MBE tests knowledge of subjects such as Contracts and Sales, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

Scoring Criteria for Florida Bar Examiners

Florida Bar Examiners will give a passing grade to an applicant with an average score of at least 131 points. Each section is worth 50% of the total score. Yet a high score in one section may be able to offset a lower score on the other section.


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