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Supreme Court of South Carolina
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211
Telephone: (803) 734-1080
South Carolina Bar Examiners Website

South Carolina Bar Exam Dates

2013: February 25-27;  July 29-31

South Carolina Bar Exam Administration and Format

The South Carolina bar exam lasts three days.  On days one and two, six South Carolina law essay subjects are tested.  On day three, the Multistate Bar Exam is administered. Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Multistate Bar Review Course and how it can help you pass the bar exam in South Carolina.

South Carolina Bar Exam Grading

The MBE counts for one of seven portions of the bar exam in South Carolina with the six essays making up the remainder.  An applicant must pass six of the seven portions.  125 is the minimum passing score for the MBE. To pass an essay section, the applicant must achieve a score of seventy.  If an applicant receives a scaled score of 110 or less on the Multistate Bar Examination, he or she will fail the South Carolina Bar Exam without any grading of the essay questions. 

South Carolina Essay Subjects -

The following subjects may be tested on the South Carolina Essay Section of the South Carolina bar exam:

Business Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Domestic Relations, Equity, Insurance, Legal Writing & Research, Trial Advocacy, Wills, Trusts & Estates

South Carolina - MPRE Requirements

In addition to passing the South Carolina bar exam, an applicant must attain a score of 77 on the MPRE.  Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Free Online MPRE Review Course and how it can help you get licensed in South Carolina.

South Carolina Bar Exam Pass Percentage

South Carolina Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage

Exam Date

First

Repeat

Total

July 2010

80%

46%

76%

Feb 2010

78%

49%

67%

July 2009

82%

39%

76%

Feb 2009

67%

53%

62%

July 2008

80%

39%

78%

Feb 2008

81%

49%

69%

July 2007

82%

66%

81%

Feb 2007

80%

62%

75%

South Carolina Bar Exam Results

Click here for the latest bar exam results from South Carolina

South Carolina Bar Exam Application

Click here for an application in Word format for the South Carolina Bar

South Carolina Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity

Concurrent only

South Carolina Bar Reciprocity

Generally none, but professors at the University of South Carolina may apply without examination. 

 

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