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Preparing for the Bar Exam: MI

Michigan 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 MI Essay Exam

Administrative Law

Conflict of Laws

Family Law

Negotiable Instruments



Secured Transactions

Wills, Trusts, and 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: 

Application to Bar by Military Spouse

Michigan - MBE + Michigan

Official Information Subjects
[Times Tested
Since 2004]
  Real and Personal Property 
  Wills and Trusts 
  Constitutional Law 
  Criminal Law and Procedure 
  Corporations, Partnerships, and Agency 
  Creditor's Rights, including mortgages, garnishments, and attachments 
  Practice and Procedure, trial and appellate, state and federal 
  Torts (including no-fault) 
  The sales, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions articles of the Uniform Commercial Code 
  Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 
  Domestic Relations 
  Conflicts of Laws 
  Worker's Compensation
  • 5 hours
  • 15 questions
Bar Exam 
♦ 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