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Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware

Board of Bar Examiners

The 2020 Annual Preceptor's Meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:

DSBA Office, 405 N. King Street, Wilmington (live)
Morris James, 850 New Burton Road, Suite 101, Dover (remote viewing)
Tunnell & Raysor, P.A., 30 East Pine Street, Georgetown (remote viewing)

Limited seating is available. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat in advance.

The Delaware Bar Examination will be administered on JULY 27, 28 AND 29, 2020 at WIDENER UNIVERSITY, DELAWARE LAW SCHOOL, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington.

To file a 2020 application to sit for the July Delaware Bar Exam, you must complete the electronic application which can be found at
 DO NOT open more than one application for this year’s exam. If you are unable to access your application, please contact the helpdesk at (302) 798-7500 for assistance.

See Board Rule 5, as amended, for filing deadlines and fees.

Will the July bar exam be administered as scheduled?

The impact the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will have on the July 2020 Bar Examination in Delaware is not certain at this time. We are in close contact with the National Conference of Bar Examiners and other jurisdictions as we all consider possible options for the July exam in the event that bar admission office closures or prohibitions against large gatherings remain in effect. Please continue to monitor this website for updated information. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

IMPORTANT: Criminal background checks can take several months to receive from the FBI. Applicants should start that process as soon as possible.

Information and instructions for criminal background checks (required for all applicants including Rule 55 Applications) (required for all applicants including Rule 55 Applications)

Application for Testing Accommodations (recently revised)

PDF version of the 2018 application for viewing purposes only

Preceptor Duties and Clerkship Requirements

The Delaware Bar Examination will consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) and eight essay questions on such subjects as listed in Board Rule 12. In addition the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required (see Board Rule 8 for time restriction). For more information on these tests, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Law Clerk Schedule

"The Delaware Clerkship Requirement: A Long-Standing Tradition" written by Justice Randy J. Holland and published in the November 2009 issue of The Bar Examiner.

Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
P: (302) 651-3940   |   F: (302) 651-3939