Starting in February 2014, there will be a significant change to the essay portion of the Connecticut bar exam.
According to a recent article in the Connecticut Law Tribune, Connecticut is adopting the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) as part of its bar exam. The MPT consists of two 90-minute questions which are based on a packet of information that is provided to the test-taker. It is designed to test one’s ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation.
The MPT will take the place of one-half of the essay portion of the existing Connecticut bar exam. Instead of 12 half-hour long essay questions, there will be 6, along with the MPT.
For more on the MPT, including sample essays, go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.
Click here for the full article from the Tribune.