Laptop Program for February 2020 Examination
Applicants may use their own Windows or Mac laptop to type their answers on the essay portions of the examination. To participate in the laptop program you must answer “YES” to the question in the application for bar exam (“Do you plan to register for the Laptop Program?”). If you initially answered “NO” to this question, but wish to use your laptop, you must go into your MBLE user home page and amend your answer.
Applicants must download software, ILG Exam360® (Exam360), which prevents access during an exam session to any files or programs on the computer other than the software itself. Answers may be typed in a format that resembles common word-processors (underline, bold, italics, center, justify, variable indent, etc.). Answer responses are automatically saved and backed up frequently to promote data integrity. Files are downloaded and uploaded before and after the exam, but Internet connectivity is disabled during the exam. You must know how to connect to the Internet with your laptop – assistance will not be provided.
The period to register for the Laptop Program is January 7, 2020, to February 7, 2020 (6:00 PM, CST) – there will be no extensions. This process must be completed each time you sit for the bar examination, regardless of any previous Exam360 registrations you may have completed for this or any other examination.
- The “February 2020 Laptop Registration is available” link will appear on your MBLE User Home Page in the “Laptop Exam” section once laptop registration opens. The Registration link will remain available on your MBLE user home page during the registration period only (January 7 to February 7).
- Once laptop registration opens, you will receive an email with registration, download and installation instructions from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants who wish to use a laptop must comply with all instructions regarding the Exam360 software, and pay a $105 exam software fee. The fee is nonrefundable.
- Laptop registration is not complete until all steps have been completed and a Trial Exam has been uploaded.
If all required steps outlined in the registration email are NOT completed by the deadline, you WILL NOT be able to use your laptop and you WILL be required to handwrite the examination.
July 2019 Examination Results Released
Congratulations to the applicants who passed the bar examination and have met all other admission requirements; a list of their names can be found below. The names of applicants who passed the bar examination but did not complete all eligibility requirements for admission within the prescribed time period are NOT included in the below list.
Additional admission requirements for exam applicants include the following: (1) receipt by the Missouri Board of Law Examiners of an official transcript verifying that the applicant has been awarded the J.D. degree; (2) receipt by the board of the applicant’s certified score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination; (3) approval by the board of the applicant’s character and fitness; (4) verification by the board that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S., an immigrant alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. or an alien otherwise authorized to work lawfully in the U.S.; and (5) completion of the Missouri Educational Component Test on Missouri law.
Results have been posted to the home page of each applicant.
The list of successful candidates who have completed all requirements for admission can be found here.
The detailed examination statistics can be found here.
NOTICE: Updated Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2019
On November 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an order updating the Board of Law Examiners' Fee Schedule. The new fee schedule is effective January 1, 2019. The changes are under section C of the fee schedule, which will impact bar examination applicants beginning with the July 2019 exam in Missouri.
NOTICE: New Rule 8.106, Temporary Admission for Attorney Spouses of Active Duty Military
On September 5, 2018, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an Order adopting Rule 8.106 (Temporary Admission for Attorney Spouses of Active Duty Military), effective January 1, 2019. Information about the rule is available on the Missouri Board of Law Examiners (MBLE) website for review at www.mble.org. Electronic applications may be submitted as of January 1, 2019, upon creation of a MBLE registration account at https://www.mble.org/displayregister.action.
NOTICE: Amendment to Rule 8.09, Admission By Transferred UBE Score
On December 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an Order amending Rule 8.09 (Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score), effective January 1, 2019. The Order changes the maximum time period to transfer a qualifying UBE score attained in another jurisdiction from 24 months to five years preceding the date the application is properly submitted in Missouri.