Kentucky Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Kentucky Bar Exam is a 2-day exam Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Kentucky Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions.
Please also reference the NCBE Covid-19 updates page for NCBE updates and individual jurisdiction announcements.
- Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions
- Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions
- 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 and must be achieved before sitting for the exam.
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE 30%
- MPT 20%.
A total scaled score of 266 or higher is required to pass the Kentucky Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Kentucky does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating state may be admitted on motion in Kentucky if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application.
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 five years may apply for admission based on that score.
Applicants may take exam prior to graduation provided applicant has completed degree requirements prior to exam although degree may not have been conferred.
Kentucky Law Component (KLC)
Prior to admission, applicants to the Kentucky Bar Exam must complete the Kentucky Law Component; an online CLE-style course.
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