Ultimate Guide to Guam Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Guam bar exam prep.

Pass Rates · Bar Review Courses · Format · Essay Topics · Schedule · Dates · Location · Application Fees & Deadlines · What to Bring · Scores & Grading · Results · Reciprocity · Law Schools · Other Resources

*Update June 2020

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Guam Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Guam Bar Association is a mandatory bar association for attorneys in Guam and includes at least 400 members.

Guam is not a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. Guam has its own bar exam that uses the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the national multiple-choice test. Guam uses the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), the national essay examinations. Guam also requires the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).

Guam Bar Exam Pass Rates

February 2020 (8 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 50%
First-Time Pass Rate: unknown
Repeat Pass Rate: unknown

February 2019 (5 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 40%
First-Time Pass Rate: 40%
Repeat Pass Rate: 0%

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July 2019 (5 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 60%
First-Time Pass Rate: 67%
Repeat Pass Rate: 50%

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July 2018 (7 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 57%
First-Time Pass Rate: 67%
Repeat Pass Rate: 50%

Guam Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the Guam Bar?

The Guam bar is only administered twice a year in February and July. The examination is administered over two days on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in July. The Guam bar has four parts: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the local question.

MBE

The MBE is a six-hour test and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test your understanding across seven subjects. Your MBE score comprises about 50% of your Guam bar score.

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MPT

The MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks where you analyze and apply laws to specific scenarios. Your MPT score, combined with the MEE and local question, make up 50% of the bar exam score. Crushendo offers the most recent MPT questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used.

MEE

The MEE consists of six 30-minute legal essays. Your MEE score, combined with the MPT and local question, make up 50% of your Guam bar score.

Guam bar exam essay topics may include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, Unincorporated Business Entities, Wills and Estates, etc.

Crushendo offers the most recent MEE questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used.

Local Question

The local question tests knowledge of Guam laws. This question may be in multiple-choice format or in essay format.

See more information here.

What’s the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) tests your understanding of established standards of conduct for lawyers. The MPRE is administered three times each year (in March, August, and November). The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is two hours long. Check out this MPRE Tips video!

Upcoming Bar Exam Schedule, Dates, Location

Schedule

Morning Afternoon
Day 1 MEE, Local Question MPT
Day 2 MBE MBE

Dates

  • July 28-29, 2020
  • February 23-24, 2021
  • July 27-28, 2021
  • February 22-23, 2022
  • July 26-27, 2022
  • February 21-22, 2023
  • July 25-26, 2023

Location

Guam Bar Exam Application

Are you interested in taking the Guam bar exam? Here’s some basic information on applying to take the Guam bar exam.

The Guam Bar application fee for most takers is $800. There is a $250 late fee.

*Visit the Guam Bar website for more information.

If you desire to take the bar exam in February, the filing deadline is December 1. The late filing deadline is January 2.

If you desire to take the bar exam in July, the filing deadline is May 1. The late filing deadline is June 1.

In addition to passing the Guam bar exam with a score of at least 132.50, there are several requirements that must be met in order to be admitted as an attorney in Guam, including:

  1. Score 80 or higher on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) within the accepted time frame.
  2. Character and Fitness Review
  3. Graduate from an ABA-approved law school

Guam Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

Board Of Law Examiners
Suite 300 Guam Judicial Center
120 W O’Brien Dr. Hagåtña, GU 96910

Phone: (671) 475-3120
Fax: (671) 475-3140
Email: bole@guamsupremecourt.com or hgutierrezarroyo@guamsupremecourt.com

Guam Bar Exam: What to Bring

What to bring

  • Your current driver’s license.
  • Your Bar Examination Identification & Certification Card that has your photo, NCBE number, and examinee number

Prohibited items

  • Any item that can connect to the internet
  • Any item that can record audio or video
  • Fitness trackers
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Briefcases
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Notes
  • Phones
  • Food or drink
  • Purses
  • Radios
  • Rulers
  • Scratch papers
  • Study materials

More information here.

Guam Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the Guam bar is a 132.5. Scores of the three tests comprising the bar are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total score
  • MEE/MPRE/Local Question = 50% of your total score

*A passing score for the MPRE in Guam is 80/150.

Guam Bar Exam Results

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Guam bar exam results released?

Guam bar exam results are usually released six to nine weeks after the exam.

Can I see my Guam bar exam score?

If you passed the Guam bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score. If you failed, you will receive your scores on your failed sections in the mail.

Can I appeal to have my Guam bar exam re-graded?

Yes. You must appeal within 30 days of receiving your score. You must be within 2 points of passing to appeal. You can select a maximum of three essay questions for regrade. The MPT will not be regraded. You must pay a $100 fee to obtain an appeal.

How many times can I take the bar exam in Guam?

You can retake the Guam bar without any limit.

Guam Bar Exam Reciprocity

Guam has no reciprocity with any other jurisdiction. You must take the two-day bar exam or, if eligible, take the attorney’s exam to be admitted to the Guam bar. It is possible to gain temporary admission to the Guam bar if you have been practicing for five years or less. Read more here.

Attorney’s Exam

You are eligible to take the attorney’s exam if you have been:

  • Admitted into the bar of another state for at least five years
  • Actively practicing law for the last five years

The attorney’s exam is a one day exam that requires the MEE, MPT, and local question, but does not require the MBE. There is a $1,250 filing fee to take the attorney’s exam.

Law Schools in Guam

No law schools are located in Guam.