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Bar Exam Guide: Wisconsin

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the Wisconsin Bar Exam:

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 

State Specific Essay Questions

Note: The written component of the Wisconsin Bar Exam may include the MPT, the MEE, and/or state specific Essay questions and the weight of these written subcomponents may vary by administration.


Wisconsin allows attorneys from any U.S. jurisdiction to be admitted on motion if, among other things, the attorney has been substantially engaged in the practice of law for three of the five years immediately preceding the filing of their application.

Where to find more information:

Wisconsin Court System