Maine Bar Exam (UBE) details

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

Maine Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Maine Board of Bar Examiners.

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

Day 1

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


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


  • 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.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

The passing score is a scaled score of 270. The total score is 50% MBE scaled score and 50% converted essay score from Day 1. Results are released within 75 days after the exam.

Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A authorizes admission to the Maine Bar without examination for applicants who:

  • are admitted to practice law in another state, territory, or the District of Columbia, MBAR 11A(a)(1); and
  • have been primarily engaged in the active practice of law in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia for at least three of the last five years immediately preceding the date upon which the motion is filed, MBAR 11A(a)(2)(C); immediately preceding the date upon which the motion is filed, MBAR 11A(a)(2)(A) and (B).

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 on a Uniform Bar Exam in another jurisdiction no earlier than July 2015 may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details contact the Maine Board of Bar Examiners.

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