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The Illinois Bar Exam

Structure of the Illinois Bar Exam

Illinois administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of each February and July. The subjects tested on the Illinois Bar Exam include all DePaul first-year subjects plus a number of core electives.

The Illinois Bar Exam is a two-day exam.

  1. The first day consists of:
    1. Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Tests (MPT).
    2. Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions.
  2. The second day of the exam consists entirely of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), which is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) drafts all questions used on the UBE.

For current information, visit the NCBE Website.

A number of the subjects tested on the Illinois Bar Exam are covered in the following core electives offered at the College of Law:

LAW 102 Business Organizations
LAW 305 Secured Transactions
LAW 308 Wills & Trusts
LAW 407 Conflict of Laws
LAW 410 Evidence
LAW 420 Real Estate Transaction
LAW 423 Remedies
LAW 518 Criminal Procedure I: Investigation
LAW 557: Criminal Procedure II: Adjudication
LAW 220: Advanced Civil Procedure
LAW 304: Sales
LAW 477: First Amendment: Freedom of Speech & Religion
LAW 505: Products Liability
LAW 508: Administrative Law
LAW 509: Family Law

Illinois Bar Exam Results

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar generally releases the February bar exam results in early April and the July results in early October. Be sure to check the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar website prior to the exam date for the most up-to-date exam information.

Visit the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar Website