Basic Notes for the MPRE
Students should consult the National Conference of Bar Examiners for information on registering for and taking the MPRE. Here are the dates for this
2013 MPRE Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
Regular Registration Deadline ($73 fee)
Late Registration Deadline ($146 fee)
Saturday, April 6, 2013
February 12, 2013
February 28, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
June 25, 2013
July 11, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
September 10, 2013
September 26, 2013
An applicant whose religious beliefs preclude him or her from taking the examination
on a Saturday may apply to take the MPRE on the following Monday. Applicants requesting
to take the exam on Monday must provide a letter on official stationery from the applicant's
cleric confirming the applicant's affiliation with a recognized religious entity that
observes its Sabbath throughout the year on Saturday. This letter must be received
by the late registration deadline or the applicant will not be allowed to test.
Basic Notes for the Bar Examination
Students should consult the Board of Law Examiners of Tennessee and the National Conference of Bar Examiners for information on completing the bar application and preparing for the bar exam.
This page contains some general information obtained from these sources.
(1) File a Notice of Intent to take the Bar.
In Tennessee, applicants must file a notice of intent to take the bar examination.
The Board of Law Examiners is switching to an electronic application and the Board
will not accept any paperwork prior to March 1, 2013.
(2) Complete and submit your bar application.
Tennessee applicants must file bar applications with the Tennessee Bar. The Board
of Law Examiners is switching to an electronic application and the Board will not
accept any paperwork prior to March 1, 2013.
Your bar application will require a notary. Theresa Winkelmann (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Brigitte Boyd (email@example.com), Paula Bethge (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sandy
Love (email@example.com) are all notaries at the law school. They are available
to notarize applications for University of Memphis law students at no cost. Please
schedule an appointment to meet with a notary and make sure to bring your student
ID card for identification purposes.
Make sure that you complete the Law Degree or Dean’s Certification form and turn it
in to Cheryl Edwards, the Administrative Assistant to the Law School Registrar in
Disclose any admonitory actions before turning in your application. If you failed
to disclose an admonitory action such as an act of academic dishonesty or an arrest
before law school or you were involved in an admonitory while in law school, contact
David Romantz, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as soon as possible.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU COMPLETE THE LAPTOP REGISTRATION FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATE
BAR’S DEADLINE IF YOU WISH TO USE YOUR COMPUTER TO TAKE THE EXAM.
(3) Take the bar exam.
The Tennessee Bar exam, a two-day exam, consists of
Copies of past Tennessee essay questions are available from the Board upon request.
The following subjects may be tested on the Tennessee bar exam:
- Business organizations, including agency, partnerships, corporations, and LLCs
- Civil procedure (Tennessee and federal)
- Commercial transactions, consisting of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 (general
provisions), 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), 6 (bulk transfers),and 9 (secured
- Conflicts of law
- Constitutional law (Tennessee and federal)
- Contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
- Criminal law and procedure
- Domestic relations or personal status (family law)
- Professional responsibility
- Property, real and personal
- Remedies and restitution
- Wills and estates.
If you are taking the bar examination in another state, contact information for each
state is available through the American Bar Association.
Important information for 2012 Tennesee Bar Exam: