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MEE Subjects by Year

Wondering what the MEE subjects have been in the recent past? In this post we list the MEE subjects by year. This post is updated to include the most recent multistate essay exam subjects.

Knowing the MEE subjects by year can show you what the National Conference of Bar Examiners likes to test. It can also reveal what is most likely to come up on your bar exam!

We also recommend that you check out this MEE subject frequency chart for a visual depiction of MEE subjects by year.

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MEE Subjects by Year

February 2020 MEE subjects

  • Contracts
  • Real Property
  • Civil procedure
  • Secured Transactions
  • Agency
  • Evidence/Criminal law

July 2019 MEE subjects

  • Decedents’ Estates/Conflict of Laws
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Corporations
  • Contracts
  • Family Law
  • Civil Procedure/Constitutional Law

February 2019 MEE subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal law
  • Torts
  • Trusts and Future Interests
  • Secured Transactions

July 2018 MEE subjects

  • Corporations and LLCs
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Trusts and Future Interests

February 2018 MEE subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Partnership
  • Real Property

July 2017 MEE subjects

  • Civil Procedure (with Conflict of Laws issue)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Torts
  • Wills with Trusts issue
  • Secured Transactions

February 2017 MEE subjects

  • Contracts and Sales
  • Trusts
  • Family Law/Conflicts of Law
  • Corporations and LLCs
  • Agency and Partnership
  • Real Property

July 2016 MEE subjects

  • Corporations and LLCs
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Evidence/Criminal Procedure
  • Torts
  • Secured Transactions

February 2016 MEE subjects

  • Agency and Partnership
  • Constitutional Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Decedents’ Estates
  • Secured Transactions

July 2015 MEE subjects

  • Corporations & LLCs
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts
  • Trusts & Future Interests

February 2015 MEE subjects

  • Agency and Partnership combined with Torts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Real Property
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Secured Transactions

July 2014 MEE subjects

  • Corporations and LLC’s
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law

February 2014 MEE subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Trusts & Future Interests
  • Secured Transactions

July 2013 MEE subjects

(Here, and for several years prior to this year, Multistate Essay Exam jurisdictions had 9 questions to choose from. The MEE subjects that appeared on the Uniform Bar Exam are in black font. States administering their own MEE generally chose 6 of the following nine questions)
  • Agency and Partnership combined with Torts
  • Corporations and LLC’s
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Family Law (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Real Property (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Negotiable Instruments (appeared on MEE but not UBE; no longer tested)

February 2013 MEE subjects

  • Agency and Partnership combined with Torts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Negotiable Instruments (no longer tested)
  • Civil Procedure (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Trusts and Future Interests (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Secured Transactions (appeared on MEE but not UBE)

July 2012 MEE subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Torts
  • Decedent’s Estates + Conflicts of Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Constitutional Law (appeared on MEE but not UBE) 
  • Corporations (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Trusts and Future Interests (appeared on MEE but not UBE)

February 2012 MEE subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Corporations & LLCs
  • Civil Procedure + Conflicts of Law
  • Contracts
  • Real Property
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Evidence (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Torts (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Negotiable Instruments (appeared on MEE but not UBE; no longer tested)

July 2011 MEE subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Trusts and Future Interests
  • Negotiable Instruments (no longer tested)
  • Family Law + Conflicts of Law (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Constitutional Law (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Secured Transactions (appeared on MEE but not UBE)

February 2011 MEE subjects

  • Corporations & LLC’s
  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Torts
  • Trusts & Future Interests
  • Secured Transactions
  • Contracts (appeared on MEE but not UBE) 
  • Family Law (appeared on MEE but not UBE)
  • Decedent’s Estates (appeared on MEE but not UBE)

February 2011 was the first administration that the Uniform Bar Exam was administered. If you would like to see the subjects tested on the MEE from before February 2011, please check out this MEE subject frequency chart.

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