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NYLC & NYLE Course Materials & Sample Questions

In conjunction with the adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) in New York, the State Board of Law Examiners was directed by the Court of Appeals to create an on-line course, known as the New York Law Course (NYLC), and an on-line, open book exam on New York specific law, known as the New York Law Exam (NYLE).

A candidate seeking admission in New York must take the NYLC, take and pass the NYLE, and take and pass the MPRE, in addition to earning a score satisfying New York’s passing score on the UBE, prior to be being certified to one of our Appellate Division departments for a character and fitness investigation.

The Board is pleased to announce the launch of the NYLC which is now available by clicking on the below link or by clicking on the NYLC in the applicants account. To access the NYLC applicants must create an account by clicking on BOLE ACCOUNT on the menu located on the left. Applicants will be required to view recorded lectures on 12 subjects covered by the NYLC and NYLE. When viewing the lectures the first time, applicants will be required to answer questions during the course of each lecture, to assure that they are attentive to and gaining an understanding of the material presented. Applicants will be able to access the lectures again through their BOLE account, if they wish, at a later time, without answering the embedded questions.

The Board has prepared comprehensive Course Materials for the NYLC and NYLE. The Course Materials are now available at the below link. All of the questions that will appear on the NYLE will be based on these materials and can be answered by reference to them. Below is a link to a set of 20 sample NYLE questions.

Although the NYLE is an open book exam, it will be a rigorous one. Time will not permit an applicant to research the materials for the answer to every question. Preparation for the NYLE by taking the NYLC and studying the Course Materials will be necessary. The Course Materials, as well as the NYLC itself, will be periodically revised. Please note that the New York Course Materials (NYCM) were updated in August 2018. Applicants for the New York Law Exam (NYLE) should use this latest version in preparing for the NYLE.

The Board expresses its gratitude to the many law professors, practitioners and judges who assisted the Board in this endeavor and particularly to the faculty of the NYLC. A list of those lecturers is available at the below link.

New York Law Course(NYLC)
NYLC/NYLE Course Materials
NYLC Faculty & Bios.
Sample NYLE Questions
Visually Impaired Candidates–Large Print (NYLC/NYLE Course Materials)