If you are taking the MEE, it is worth it to look for past MEE questions and analyses. The MEE questions are important for many reasons. First, it is important to practice them ahead of time to get used the format. Second, you will be able to identify patterns in the types of questions the examiners like to give. Lastly, the MEE answers are important so that you can “self-grade” your essay answers. This makes sure you are on track! And you will see that you improve your score as you practice. If you are in a UBE jurisdiction, the MEE (“multistate essay exam”) is 30% of your overall score. That is almost 1/3 of your score, so you certainly cannot ignore the MEE!
Here are some sources for past MEE Questions and Analyses:
- JD Advising Online Store
One great option to buy them here in our online MEE store. We have them broken down by subject if you are only looking for a particular subject. They are also less expensive if you are only looking for a particular subject. Or you can buy a full set of MEE books.
For each examination, you access the questions, and the bar examiners’ analyses. The analyses can help you significantly as they will reveal the issues, the rule statements, and the important facts to allocate. They can also give you a good idea of overall organization, and approximately how many points are allocated to each issue.
We also have the option to purchase them electronically or purchase hard copies. We ship highly quality copies via priority mail so you will receive them shortly after ordering.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) website
You can find MEE questions and analyses from February 2006 through the present date on the NCBE website. Simply go to the “Study Aids” section of the NCBE website. The ones from February 2006 – February 2011 are free. The other exams cost money ($15 or $20 per exam, depending on whether you prefer an electronic or hard copy). These are sold by year whereas ours are sold by subject. So, in most cases, you will save money if you purchase ours because we have more than 6 exam questions per exam and we do not charge significantly more. However, if you prefer the exams broken down by date, head to the NCBE website.
Minnesota Bar Exam website
Minnesota adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) in February 2014. If you visit the section of the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners’ website, you can find past MEE questions (and good student answers). This begins with the February 2014 exam.
Bar Examiners’ analyses are not available for these questions on the Minnesota website. However, you can see one good student answer for each MEE. This is a valuable resource because it gives you an idea of what an actual bar examinee wrote in 30 minutes. As a word of caution, the student answers may not address every issue or fact,. They also do not always state the law correctly. But keep in mind that these are “good representative answers.”
- Your Bar Review Course
If you are taking a bar review course or have materials from a bar review course, they should provide you with past MEE questions and analyses for the recent years. Some bar review courses also invent their own questions (which we find to be much less helpful than the real deal!) If you are unsure if your bar review course provides past MEE questions and analyses, look to see if there are any dates on the essay questions (as this would indicate that those questions were administered that year!). Or simply ask them if they are actual past MEE questions and analyses or if they are ones invented by the course.
What Essay Subjects are the Most Highly Tested?
To see an overview of the most highly-tested topics within each subject, please check out our MEE one-sheets. These give you an overview of the highly-tested areas of the MEE in one sheet, front and back.
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