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Preparing for the Bar Exam: KY

Kentucky 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.

Elective Courses that Support KY Essay Subjects
Administrative Law
Conflict of Laws
Family Law
Individual Federal Income Tax
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: 

Military Spouse Provisional Admission

Kentucky Essay/MEE + MBE + MPRE

Official Information Subjects
Questions
Business Entities   
– Corporations, partnerships and/or others
Civil Procedure   
Constitutional Law   
Contracts   
Criminal Law   
Criminal Procedure   
Estates (wills and/or trusts)   
Evidence   
Family Law
Federal Taxation   
Property –  Personal   
Property –  Real   
Torts   
UCC Article 2   
UCC Article 3   
UCC Article 9   
Six 30-minute essays
Any combination of possible subjects
MEE questions may be substituted
 
Constitutional Law
Contracts
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence
Real Property
Torts
Business Associations
Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws
Family Law
Trusts and Estates
Secured Transactions (UCC2)
Multistate
Bar Exam
(MBE)
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Contracts
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence
Real Property
Torts
200 multiple choice
Questions evenly distributed among the six subjects
Two 3-hour sessions

Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Model Code of Judicial Conduct

*Passing score of 85 required within 2 calendar years of passing the Virginia Bar Exam

60 multiple choice
2 hours