Palau Bar Exam Application

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The Exam is comprised of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), the MPRE, a Palauan-based Essay Examination, and ...
Application for Admission to the Palau Bar Form C: Admission by Examination

Admission to the Palau Bar by examination requires a passing score on four different portions of the Exam. The Exam is comprised of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), the MPRE, a Palauan-based Essay Examination, and Multistate Essay Examination. The Exam is offered annually in July of each year.

Applicants who have taken and passed the MBE, the MPT, the MPRE, or an essay examination from a state or territorial jurisdiction of the United States within the past 5 years are not required to take that particular examination again, but applicants are required to provide official documentation of their passing score. Palau accepts transfers of scores of 120 and higher on the MBE, 65 or higher on the MPT, and 75 or higher on the MPRE. Applicants must also provide proof that they passed a state essay exam. All applicants must take and pass the Palau-based Essay Examination.

|I. Multistate Bar Exam | |1. Will you take the MBE in Palau? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, proceed to Section II. If no, please answer the following | |questions. | |2. Have you taken the MBE within the past five years? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, what month and year did you take the exam? | |______/______ | |month year | |If you have not taken the MBE within the past five years, you will be| |required to take or retake it. | |3. Did you score a scaled score of 120 or higher? | |□ YES □ NO | |If not, you will be required to retake the MBE. The minimum passing | |score in Palau is 120. | |4. In what jurisdiction did you take the MBE? | |5. When did you request that jurisdiction to transfer your scores to | |Palau? | |_____/_____ | |month year | |6. If you will not take the MBE in Palau and you do not have a | |qualifying transfer score, will you take the MBE in another | |jurisdiction? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, when and where? | |II. Essay Examination | |1. Will you take the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) in Palau? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, proceed to Section III. If no, please answer the following | |questions. |

|2. Have you taken and passed an Essay Examination for admission to | |the bar in a U.S. state jurisdiction within the past five years? | |□ YES □ NO | |3. In what jurisdiction did you take the Essay Examination? | |4. In what month and year did you take the Essay Examination? | |______/______ | |month year | |5. When did you request that jurisdiction to transfer your Essay | |scores to Palau? | |_____/_____ | |month year | |Even if your jurisdiction does not release essay scores, you must | |provide satisfactory evidence that you passed the Essay portion of | |their examination. | |6. If you will not take the MEE in Palau and you do not have a | |qualifying transfer score, will you take an Essay Examination in | |another jurisdiction? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, when and where? | |III. Multistate Performance Test | |1. Will you take the MPT in Palau? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, proceed to Section IV. If no, please answer the following | |questions. | |2. Have you taken the MPT within the past five years? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, what month and year did you take the exam? | |______/______ | |month year | |If you have not taken the MPT within the past five years, you will be| |required to take or retake it. | |3. Did you score a scaled score of 65 or higher? | |□ YES □ NO | |If not, you will be required to retake the MPT. The minimum passing | |score in Palau is 120. | |4. In what jurisdiction did you take the MPT? | |5. When did you request that jurisdiction to transfer your scores to | |Palau? | |_____/_____ | |month year | |6. If you will not take the MPT in Palau and you do not have a | |qualifying transfer score, will you take the MPT in another | |jurisdiction? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, when and where? |

|IV. MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination) | |1. Will you take the MPRE in Palau? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, proceed to Section V. If no, please answer the following | |questions. | | | |* Please note that the Supreme Court does not administer the MPRE in | |Palau. Applications to take the MPRE and other inquiries should be | |directed to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) . | |2. Have you taken the MPRE within the past five years? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, what month and year did you take the exam? | |______/______ | |month year | |If you have not taken the MPRE within the past five years, you will | |be required to take or retake it. | |3. Did you score a scaled score of 75 or higher? | |□ YES □ NO | |If not, you will be required to retake the MPRE. The minimum passing| |score in Palau is 75. | |4. When did you request the NCBE to transfer your MPRE scores to | |Palau? | |_____/_____ | |month year | |6. If you will not take the MPRE in Palau and you do not have a | |qualifying transfer score, will you take the MPRE elsewhere? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, when and where? | |V. Testing Accommodations | |1. Do you intend to ask for any special accommodations in taking the | |Palau Bar Exam? | |□ YES □ NO | |If yes, please state on an additional page the requested | |accommodations and the condition(s) requiring these accommodations. | |Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and| |medical documentation should accompany any such request. |

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