NextGen Bar Exam Preliminary Family Law Subject Matter Outline for Public Comment

Public comment period closes August 8, 2024

About the Family Law Subject Matter Outline

Thank you for your interest in reviewing and commenting on the proposed Family Law Subject Matter Outline. Family Law will be included as a testable subject in the NextGen bar exam’s Foundational Concepts and Principles starting in July 2028.

Earlier this year, NCBE appointed a Family Law Content Scope Panel to make recommendations regarding the breadth and depth of the Family Law topics to be tested on the new exam.

  • For additional information on the development of the NextGen bar exam, review the Final Report of the Testing Task Force.
  • For additional information on the inclusion of Family Law on the NextGen bar exam and to review the finalized Content Scope Outlines for Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts, visit the NextGen Content Scope web page on the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.

The Subject Matter Outline is intended to inform stakeholders of the specific topics within Family Law to be assessed on the NextGen bar exam. These topics have been identified as those that are most essential for newly licensed lawyers. Through the public comment process, we seek stakeholder input on whether there are any significant oversights in this outline.

In order to comment, stakeholders must complete a brief registration process. You may save your comments and return to complete your review at any time before the comment period closes on August 8, 2024.

Your willingness to share your thoughtful feedback on the scope of knowledge and skills to be assessed in the NextGen bar exam is sincerely appreciated.

We welcome your comments about the Family Law Subject Matter Outline. The public comment period is open until August 8, 2024. To submit comments by that date, select the “CONTINUE TO REGISTRATION” button below.

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