The Louisiana bar exam is the longest bar exam currently in the United States. It takes three days (a total of 21.5 hours) and consists of nine-parts. State law is tested on the exam.
Louisiana Written Exam
Newly-enacted legislation will not be on the Louisiana bar exam until six months after they have become ratified.
Topic areas tested include:
- Louisiana Civil Code I, II, and III (Monday)
- Civil Procedure, Torts, Business Entities (Wednesday)
- Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Federal Jurisdiction (Friday)
- The first five sections are known to those taking the exam as "code sections" The last four are known as "non code sections".
Louisiana Bar Exam Testing Schedule
Exam Dates and Application
Louisiana Bar Exam consists of three days of testing and occurs twice a year. The testing generally occurs on the last Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of February and July.
Grading & Passing Score
Each subject on the exam is worth 100 points. Subjects that are considered code subjects are worth twice as much as those that are considered non-code subjects. A bar applicant must receive a minimum of 650 out of 900 to pass the Louisiana bar exam. Pass rates🙂 Louisiana bar exam appeals are not allowed. A examine may take the exam a maximum of 5 times before they are required to ask permission from the board to take it again.