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  Dec 14, 2017
2015-2016 School of Law Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Bar Examination Requirements and Procedures

Bar Examination Requirements and Procedures

Bar Exam Requirements: The Board of Law Examiners (or equivalent entity) for each state or jurisdiction has specific rules that applicants must follow in order to register and eventually take the respective bar exam. Students should check immediately after they begin their legal education regarding particular requirements for the bar examination for the state(s) or jurisdiction(s) where they might seek admission to the bar. See for a directory of state bar admission offices.

Minnesota Bar Exam Subjects Tested/Hamline Law Courses

Courses covering materials which help prepare students to take the Minnesota bar examination are offered once or twice each year, depending on total student body enrollment. The following chart lists Minnesota bar subjects and the corresponding Hamline Law course.

Minnesota Bar Subjects

Hamline Law Courses

Business Associations (Agency and Partnerships; Corporations; and Limited Liability Companies)

Business Associations

Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law I and II

Contracts (including contracts under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)


Criminal Law and Procedure

Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure I



Family Law

Family Law

Federal Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure

Professional Responsibility

Practice, Problem-Solving and Professional Responsibility

Real Property


Modern Real Estate Transactions

Secured Transactions under the UCC

Commercial Law: Secured Transactions





For more information on subjects tested on the Minnesota bar examination, contact the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners.

Minnesota also requires that bar applicants take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). For more information on the MPRE see