Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware

Board of Bar Examiners

The 2016 Annual Preceptor's Meeting is scheduled for June 21st at 10 a.m. at the following locations:

DSBA Office, 405 N. King Street Wilmington (live)
Kent County Courthouse, Room 273 (remote viewing)
Tunnell & Raysor, P.A., 30 East Pine Street, Georgetown (remote viewing)

Limited seating is available. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat in advance.

The Delaware Bar Examination will be administered on JULY 25, 26 AND 27, 2016 at WIDENER UNIVERSITY, DELAWARE LAW SCHOOL, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington.

To file a 2016 application to sit for the July Delaware Bar Exam, you must complete the electronic application which can be found at
See Board Rule 5 for filing deadlines and fees.

IMPORTANT: Criminal background checks can take several months to receive from the FBI. Applicants should start that process as soon as possible.

Information and instructions for criminal background checks (required for all applicants including Rule 55 Applications)

Application for Special Accommodations (recently revised)

PDF version of the 2015 application for viewing purposes only

Preceptor Duties and Clerkship Requirements

The Delaware Bar Examination will consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) and eight essay questions on such subjects as listed in Board Rule 12. In addition the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required (see Board Rule 8 for time restriction). For more information on these tests, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Law Clerk Schedule

"The Delaware Clerkship Requirement: A Long-Standing Tradition" written by Justice Randy J. Holland and published in the November 2009 issue of The Bar Examiner.

Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
P: (302) 651-3940   |   F: (302) 651-3939