Arizona Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Arizona Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
- 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 85 on the MPRE is required for admission. Must take the MPRE within two years prior to, or five years after, successful bar examination.
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The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE weighted 30%
- MPT weighted 20%
A total scaled score of 273 or higher is required to pass.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Arizona does not accept the transfer of any MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating state bar may be admitted on motion in Arizona if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of five years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.
Admission by UBE Score Transfer
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 273 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding five years may apply for admission based on that score. Additional requirements apply.
All applicants must take the Arizona Law Course prior to admission. The course includes approximately six hours of video instruction along with supplemental materials and knowledge checks.
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