180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
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February 21 & 22, 2017
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
The timely filing deadline was Monday, October 17, 2016.
The late filing deadline was Thursday, December 1, 2016 ($150 late filing fee must be included if filing by this date unless you are a repeater. Repeaters do not need to pay the late filing fee and may file up to December 1, 2016).
(Postmarks are acceptable.)
Tuesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Allow 20 or 30 minutes to complete registration)
Tuesday morning instructions: 8:40 a.m. (be in your seat)
Tuesday morning session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2 MPT questions)
Tuesday afternoon doors open: 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon instructions: 1:15 p.m. (be in your seat)
Tuesday afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 MEE questions)
Wednesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday morning instructions: 8:40 a.m. (be in your seat)
Wednesday morning session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (100 MBE questions)
Wednesday afternoon doors open: 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon instructions: 1:15 p.m. (be in your seat)
Wednesday afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (100 MBE questions)
Digital clocks are placed around the room for timekeeping. They are synchronized as close as possible with the official clock, which is located at the Exam Supervisor’s platform. Watches are not permitted.
You must sign-in with the Registrars on both Tuesday and Wednesday
Anyone who has requested and received special permission to bring an otherwise prohibited item into the exam room (such as pillows, lumbar rolls, wrist rest, ergonomic chairs, etc.) must present the green permission card to the security person at the secure testing area entrance and ask for assistance.
You may leave prohibited personal items in a designated UNSECURE area outside of the exam room. Leave all valuables at home. The Board of Law Examiners and Saint Paul RiverCentre authorities assume no responsibility for lost or stolen personal items.
Make sure to bring:
If you are registered to use your laptop to take the exam, review the instructions you received on your applicant portal with your admission ticket prior to the exam.
The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is NOT compatible with the security software for the upcoming bar examination. If you downloaded the software for the February 2017 Minnesota bar exam on a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you must re-install the software on a compatible computer. If a MacBook Pro with TouchBar is brought into the examination room, it will be removed and you will be required to handwrite the examination. If you have installed the software on a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you may elect one of the following two options: 1) download the software on a compatible computer or 2) handwrite the exam and request a refund of the $100 laptop fee. Please contact Terri Guertin at 651-201-2707 by February 3, 2017 at noon.
Exam results will be posted to your Applicant Portal on Friday, April 14, 2017.
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