Idaho Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Idaho 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 or higher on the MPRE is required for admission. The passing score must be achieved either prior to the bar exam, or within two administrations of the MPRE after successfully completing the bar exam.
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE weighted 30%
- MPT weighted 20%
A total scaled score of 272 or higher is required to pass the Idaho Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
An applicant may transfer previous MBE scaled score from another recognized jurisdiction if taken within 37 months of the date of exam (Board recommends transferred score be at least a scaled score of 136).
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Idaho if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of the five years preceding application.
Attorneys who have actively practiced three of the five years preceding application in a non-reciprocal jurisdiction are not required to take the MBE. Additional requirements apply.
Admission by UBE Score Transfer
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 272 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding 37 months may apply for admission based on that score. Additional requirements apply.
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