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UF Law 2019 Florida Bar Exam Information   

Where can I find past Florida bar essays and released student responses?

You may find those resources here.

Can I postpone taking the bar exam?

Yes. To do so, you must complete and fax or mail the Notice of Postponement before the bar exam. Your previously paid application fee will be applied to the next bar examination; however, you will incur a postponement fee.

The postponement fee is based on when your notice is received by the Board of Bar Examiners: $100 if received at least 7 days before the exam; $200 if received prior to but less than 7 days before the exam; $450 if written notification is not received prior to the exam or not provided at all.

Can I take only the MBE in July?

Yes. A first-time bar taker may take only the MBE in July and then take the Florida portion in February. A $450 reexamination fee is imposed to take the Florida portion in February. Scholarships are available from UF Law to defray the costs of the reexamination fee. Please contact Associate Dean Jason Nance for more information about these scholarships.

Important: If you applied to take the Florida specific portion and the MBE, but decide to only take the MBE, do not submit the Notice of Postponement (so that you retain a seat for the MBE portion).

Can I speak to someone about my options for taking the bar exam?

Yes, you may contact Steve Maxwell for advice. His cell number is: 321-544-6089. His email address is: smaxwell@law.ufl.edu.

Test Location

Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin St., Tampa, Florida


It is recommended that you walk from your hotel to the convention center. Parking at the Convention Center is extremely limited. For more information on parking rates and locations, visit: https://www.tampagov.net/parking/programs/garages-and-lots/tampa-convention-center-garage

Travel Time to Tampa Convention Center

Please provide yourself with ample time to travel to the Tampa Convention Center if you are traveling by vehicle the mornings of the exam. Traffic on the freeways and city roads can be heavy and unpredictable.

What may I bring into the exam room?

  • Jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt (without a hood)
  • Money
  • Keys
  • Picture ID
  • Laptop only if the examinee has registered and qualified through ExamSoft® prior to the examination
  • Official photo badge, which will be given to you in Ballroom B and C

Black pens, pencils, and scratch paper (when permitted) will be provided at your desk position.

What is not permitted in the examination room?

  • Purses, book bags, or backpacks
  • Notes, books, paper, or any study materials
  • Food or liquids (including bottled water or soft drinks)
  • Cell phones or any communication device
  • Wristwatches or other similar timekeeping devices and clocks of any type
  • Calculators, palm pilots, handheld computers, or any other electronic devices

Where can I put my personal belongings that I cannot bring into the exam room?

You may store your personal belongings in the ballrooms across from where you will receive your badge.

What if I have been granted a testing accommodation by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners?

Students who have been granted a testing accommodation should follow the instructions in the letter granting the accommodation for their exam schedule and exam location. Please remember to bring your letter with you on the days of the exam and do not rely on personnel at the testing site for directions.

UF Law Events on Monday, July 29

3:30 or 4:00 pm – UF Law Convention Center Tour (please meet outside of Ballroom C).

Daily Examination Schedule

  Tuesday, July 30  Wednesday, July 31
Time Activity Activity
07:45 – 08:30 a.m. Arrival/Badge Distribution Arrival
08:30 – 09:15 a.m. Examination Room Entry Examination Room Entry
09:15 – 09:30 a.m. Test Instructions Test Instructions
09:30 – 12:30 p.m. FL Essay Session MBE Session I
12:30 – 01:30 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch Break
01:15 – 02:00 p.m. Exam Room Entry Exam Room Entry
02:00 – 02:15 p.m. Test Instructions Test Instructions
02:15 – 05:15 p.m. FL Multiple Choice Session MBE Session II
5:30 p.m. Upload Essays in Examplify Congratulations! You have finished!


Additional Information about the Florida Bar Exam

Detailed information about the Florida Bar Exam can be found here.

Published: July 10th, 2018

Category: News, Student Affairs Notices

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