180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
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July 28 & 29, 2020
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
University of St. Thomas School of Law
1101 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Applicants granted testing accommodations may be tested at the same location (if there is adequate and appropriate space available) or at a different site (usually in downtown St. Paul). Applicants will be advised of the site location approximately one month prior to the examination.
Exam timing will be dependent upon the location at which you are testing and may be adjusted to accommodate social distancing requirements. Specific locations and timing will be posted to your portal approximately three weeks prior to the exam. Here is an example of the timing:
Tuesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Allow 20-30 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 will be available in 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 and other timing devices are not permitted.
Earle Brown: There is free on-site parking.
St. Thomas: Parking is available in a parking ramp near the school as well as on the street. Click here to review parking and transportation services.
You must sign-in with the Registrars on both Tuesday and Wednesday
For a list of allowed and prohibited items at the bar exam, click here. If you have any questions, contact our office. Applicants may bring personal sized bottles of hand sanitizer (up to 3 oz. with a flip or pump top) and a personal sized package of sanitary wipes.
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, the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Earle Brown Heritage Center authorities assume no responsibility for lost or stolen personal items.
Make sure to bring:
Review the laptop registration and information page to use a laptop. If you are registered to use your laptop to take the exam, review the instructions you will receive on your applicant portal with your admission ticket prior to the exam.
Additional information will be posted prior to the bar exam.
Exam results will be released on Monday, October 5, 2020.