Arizona Bar Exam (UBE) details

A typical Arizona Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)

Arizona Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Arizona Supreme Court.

You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.

Day 1

  • Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM)
  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the PM)

Day 2

  • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM)

MBE

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts

MEE

  • 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

MPT

  • “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

MPRE

  • 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.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

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 273.

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 if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for three of five years preceding application, and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Arizona Committee on Examinations.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have earned their UBE score in another jurisdiction may be eligible for admission to Arizona by transfer of UBE score. You must have achieved a score of 273 or greater on the UBE within five years, be a member in good standing, and be a graduate from an ABA accredited law school. The Arizona UBE does not include: Community Property or Arizona Constitutional Law. For complete details, contact the Arizona Committee on Examinations. The jurisdiction component consists of the Course on Arizona law.

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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