Florida Bar Exam Subjects
Multistate Bar Examination
The following topics are tested on the Multistate Bar Examination: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. There are 34 questions each in Contracts and Torts and 33 questions each in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, and Real Property.
Each course tested on the MBE has a corresponding course in Stetson's curriculum. We also urge students to take courses in their third year that will reinforce these topics. Such courses include, but are not limited to, Advanced Torts, Constitutional Law II, Insurance (contracts-related), Sales and Leases, Criminal Procedure (federal), and Remedies.
Florida Law Examination
The Florida portion of the examination consists of three essays and 100 multiple choice questions on Florida law.
The following topics are tested on the Florida law portion of the examination: Florida Constitutional Law, Florida Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (Rules 2.051, 2.060 and 2.160), Federal Constitutional Law, Chapters 4 & 5 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Business Entities including Corporations & Partnerships, Wills & Administration of Estates, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts and Trusts.
In addition to completing courses in the required curriculum, we urge students to consider taking several elective courses from the following list to prepare for this portion of the examination:
- Commercial Transactions
- Constitutional Law II
- Family Law
- Florida Civil Procedure
- Florida Constitutional Law
- Florida Criminal Procedure
- Florida Torts
- Real Property Litigation
- State Constitutional Law
- Trusts and Estates or Survey of Florida Probate Law
Stetson offers many of these courses each semester, but some are offered only once a year. If you have questions, or would like to discuss your schedule, please contact the associate dean of academics.
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
For the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, students should complete Stetson's required Professional Responsibility course.