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Content Outline for the NYS Bar Examination

Bar Exam Content Outline

Effective with the July 2014 bar exam, the Board will no longer test UCC Article 3 – Negotiable Instruments – on the New York section of the bar exam. Effective with the February 2015 exam, Administrative Law will be added to the list of subject matters tested on the New York section of the bar exam.

The New York State Board of Law Examiners has created a content outline in an effort to provide information regarding the subject matter tested on the New York bar examination to law school students and bar candidates. The outline is intended to indicate, in summary fashion, the bar examination’s potential scope of coverage. It is our hope that the outline will assist candidates in their preparation.

The outline will be modified periodically, as appropriate. The Board invites comments from legal educators, the practicing bar, bar associations and candidates regarding the outline and regarding the scope and coverage of the bar examination generally.

Comments may be sent to John McAlary, Executive Director, New York State Board of Law Examiners, Corporate Plaza - Building 3, 254 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-5195, or to our dedicated email address - Outline.Comments@nybarexam.org.

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is also administered as part of the New York bar examination. Subject matter outlines for the MBE are available on the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners at http://www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mbe/.