Maryland Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Maryland Bar Exam is a 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 85 on the MPRE is required for admission.
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 or higher is required to pass the Maryland Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Maryland does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission Without Examination (OSA)
A member in good standing of another U.S. state or territory may be admitted without examination in Maryland if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of the five years preceding application, or for more than ten years overall. Additional requirements 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 apply.
Maryland Law Component (MLC)
Individuals seeking admission to the Maryland Bar Exam must complete the Maryland Law Component (MLC) prior to admission.
The MLC consists of a series of outlines covering Maryland law and a 50-question, open-book, multiple-choice exercise covering the outline materials.
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