The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) is a component of the bar exam administered in certain states in the United States. The MEE is designed to test an individual's ability to analyse legal issues and communicate effectively in writing.
The MEE is a six-question essay exam that covers a broad range of legal subjects, including Business Associations (Agency and Partnership, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts (including Article 2 [Sales] of the Uniform Commercial Code), Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates, Trusts and Future Interests), and Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code.
The exam is typically administered over a 3-hour period, with each essay question allotted 30 minutes of writing time. Some questions may include issues in more than one area of law.
The MEE is a uniform exam that is created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and is used by several states as a component of their bar examination. While each state may choose to weight the MEE differently in its scoring process, the exam is generally considered to be a crucial part of the bar exam, as it tests an individual's ability to apply legal principles to real-world scenarios.