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Preparing for the Bar Exam: IN

Indiana Bar Resources

Regent Law Faculty are absolutely committed to preparing students for their state's bar exam.

This guide is designed to complement, and should not be used to replace a formal bar exam preparatory course or information posted for current students by the Office of Career & Alumni Services.

MBE Sample Questions (scroll to end)
Elective Courses that Support IN Essay Subjects
Family Law  
Federal Taxation
Negotiable Instruments (UCC3)
Sales (UCC1)
Secured Transactions (UCC2)
Wills, Trusts & Estates

Military and Military Spouses

Because states recognize that service members and their families are required to move often and that this can be a hindrance to the practice of law by military spouses, many states admit spouses of active duty service members to the bar without additional examination even though they may not otherwise qualify for admission or reciprocity. Click below to read the pertinent rule for this state: 

Admission on Foreign License: Military Spouses

Indiana Essay + MBE + MPT + MPRE

Official Information Subjects


Essay Exam
♦ Administrative Law   

♦ Business Organizations   

Constitutional Law  Indiana   

♦ Debt Collection

♦ Family Law   

♦ Landlord-Tenant Law

♦ Pleading and Practice
IN Civil Procedure 
US Civil Procedure 
♦ Taxation
Federal Income Tax
Indiana Income Tax
Corporate Tax 
Estate and Gift Tax

♦ Secured Transactions

♦ Wills, Trusts & Estates   

Six essays
• Four hours
• 30% of exam score
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law & Procedure
Real Property
200 multiple choice
Questions evenly distributed among the six subjects
Two 3-hour sessions
Problem solving
Legal Analysis and Reasoning
Factual Analysis
Organization and Management of a legal task
Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas
Two 90-minute exercises
Tests "fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation."
Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Model Code of Judicial Conduct
60 multiple choice
2 hours