Georgia Office of Bar Admisions

Office of Bar Admissions
244 Washington Street, SW
Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30334

The Georgia Bar Exam takes place over 2-days and covers 14 topics, plus the multi-state topics


Georgia Bar Exam Segment Breakdown

The Georgia Bar Exam is made up of the following exam segments:

  • 4  essays
  • 2 multi-state performance tests lasting 1.5 hours each
  • 200 multiple choice questions, taking place the Wednesday of the exam. Click here for a complete study guide.

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When is the Exam Administered?

  • February 23 – 24, 2016
  • July 26 – 27, 2016


Topics Covered by the Georgia Bar Exam

The Georgia Bar Exam currently covers 14 topics, plus the multi-state subjects. These topics are tested on the Essays portion of the exam.

  1. Business Organizations;
  2. Constitutional Law;
  3. Contracts;
  4. Criminal Law and Procedure;
  5. Evidence;
  6. Family Law;
  7. Federal Practice and Procedure;
  8. Georgia Practice and Procedure;
  9. Non-Monetary Remedies;
  10. Professional Ethics; Property;
  11. Torts;
  12. Trusts,
  13. Wills and Estates; and the
  14. Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2, 3 & 9) 

Source: (Part B, Section 6(C))


Recent Bar Pass Rates and Content Trends

On average over 1,812 people take the Georgia bar exam each year. The majority of people take the Bar exam in July, having just graduated from law school. Those that do not pass the July bar, will often retake in February.

The following charts show pass rates by year, and the number of students taking in both February and July.

February Bar Exam Breakdown:

On average, the February bar has a lower number of students taking (as it is made up of primarily of people who graduated during December), or people who are retaking the bar.

July Bar Exam Breakdown

How have Schools performed on the Georgia bar?

To see how schools have performed in Georgia, look below. You can mmouse over to see what happened during that exam.


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