Kansas Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Kansas Bar Exam is 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
- Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM)
- Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE 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 or greater on the MPRE must be on file with the Clerk of the Appellate Courts before the applicant is allowed to sit for the bar exam (by June 15 for the July exam and by January 15 for the February 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 266 is required to pass the Kansas Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Accepts MBE score of at least 125 from another jurisdiction if from a concurrent exam or received within 13 months prior to the current exam, provided that the applicant passed the entire exam in the transferring jurisdiction and must never have failed a Kansas Bar Examination.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Kansas if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. Additional requirements may apply.
Admission by UBE Score Transfer
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 266 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score. Additional requirements may apply.
Applicants may take bar exam prior to graduation provided applicant graduates within 30 days after the bar exam.
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