If you need notary services for your State Bar application or any other career related documents, please contact:
Professor Olivia Weeks
North Carolina Exam Dates
The North Carolina written bar examination is given twice a year, in February and in July, on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month.
Upcoming Bar Exam dates:
February 24-25, 2015
July 28-29, 2015
See the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners website for application deadlines.
Application deadlines are generally:
February Bar Exam:
1st Tuesday in October
1st Tuesday in November (late)
July Bar Exam:
1st Tuesday in January
1st Tuesday in March (late)
The library has copies of North Carolina Bar Exams from 1986 to the present. Some, but not all, of these past exams have selected answers.
These materials are kept on Reserve at the circulation desk and cannot be removed from the library. Copies may be made in the photocopy center located on the second floor of the library.
Essay questions from past North Carolina Bar Examinations, along with examples of answers to those questions, are available for downloading on the Board of Law Examiners website by individuals for their own personal, non-commercial use, for the following purposes only:
(i) as souvenirs of bar examinations that they have taken,
(ii) for reviewing answers given by others that received good scores to assist them in understanding why their own answer(s) did not receive a good score on a bar examination that they previously took, or
(iii) as study aids to assist them in preparing to take a future North Carolina bar examination.
Any other use requires prior written permission from the Board of Law Examiners.