Alaska Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Alaska Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Alaska Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Alaska Bar Association.
You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.
- Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM)
- Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the PM)
- Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law/Procedure
- Federal Civil Procedure
- Real Property
- Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies)
- Conflict of Laws
- Family Law
- Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
- Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code
- Plus all MBE subjects
- “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.
- A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission. Must have taken the MPRE within the past eight years.
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The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE weighted 30%
- MPT weighted 20%
The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 280.
Alaska has an admission without examination rule, with reciprocity provisions, for attorney applicants. Applicant must have taken and passed a UBE exam and engaged in the active practice of law in one or more states, territories, or District of Columbia for five of the seven years immediately preceding the date of application. The applicant must also have passed the MPRE and meet other admission requirements.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Alaska does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission by UBE
Applicants may transfer their UBE score of 280 or higher earned within five years preceding the date of application.
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