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South Dakota Bar Exam Information

Board of Bar Examiners
State Capitol
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-4898

South Dakota Bar Examiners

South Dakota Bar Exam Dates

2017 - February 21 22  July 25 26
2018 - February 27 28, July 24 25

South Dakota Bar Exam Format

The South Dakota Bar Exam lasts two days.  On day one, two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions, one Indian Law question, and five Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions are administered.  Click here to learn more about AmeriBar's South Dakota Bar Review Course for the South Dakota Bar Exam.   On day two, the Multistate Bar Exam is administered. Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Multistate Bar Review Course.

South Dakota Bar Exam Scoring Information

The scores from each day are averaged.

South Dakota Bar Exam - MPRE Requirements
In addition to successfully passing the South Dakota Bar Exam, applicants must attain a score of 75 on the MPRE.  South Dakota will accept prior MPRE scores if taken within prior 25 months and the applicant was admitted in jurisdiction.  Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Free Online MPRE Review Course and how it can help you pass the bar exam in South Dakota.
South Dakota Bar Exam Pass Percentage

South Dakota Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage

Exam Date

First

Repeat

Total

July 2011

95%

-%

95%

Feb 2011

93%

-%

93%

July 2010

100%

50%

97%

Feb 2010

94%

33%

85%

July 2009

94%

50%

91%

Feb 2009

72%

17%

58%

July 2008

94%

33%

92%

Feb 2008

100%

45%

77%

July 2007

88%

40%

84%

Feb 2007

90%

78%

87%

South Dakota Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity
Limited - South Dakota may, at its discretion, accept MBE scores of at least 130 if taken within prior 25 months and applicant was admitted in that jurisdiction.
South Dakota Bar Reciprocity (no bar exam necessary)
None in South Dakota

Contact the board of bar examiners for the most current information.

 

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