Effective with the July 2014 bar exam, the New York Board of Law Examiners will no longer test UCC Article 3 – Negotiable Instruments – on the New York portion of the bar exam. Effective with the February 2015 exam, Administrative Law will be added and Federal Civil Practice and Procedure will be removed from the list of subject matters tested on the New York portion of the bar exam. Federal Civil Practice and Procedure will be tested on the MBE commencing with the February 2015 bar exam.
The New York portion of the bar examination consists of five essay questions and 50 multiple choice questions. The general subject areas that may be tested are as follows:
(1) administrative law [effective with the February 2015 exam];
(2) business relationships, including agency, business corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures;
(3) New York civil practice and procedure [effective with the February 2015 exam, Federal civil practice and procedure will no longer be tested on the New York portion of the exam];
(4) conflict of laws;
(5) New York and federal constitutional law;
(6) contracts and contract remedies;
(7) criminal law and procedure;
(9) matrimonial and family law;
(10) professional responsibility;
(11) real property;
(12) torts and tort damages;
(13) trusts, wills and estates; and
(14) UCC Articles 2 and 9.
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