Michigan Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Michigan Bar Exam is a 2-day exam
- 15 Michigan Essay Exam questions (nine in three hours in the AM, six in two hours 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
Michigan Essay Subjects
- Conflict of Laws
- Constitutional Law
- Creditors' Rights (including Mortgages, Garnishments, and Attachments)
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Domestic Relations
- MI Rules of Professional Conduct
- Practice and Procedure (Trial and Appellate, State and Federal)
- Real and Personal Property
- Torts (including No-Fault)
- Uniform Commercial Code (Negotiable Instruments, Sales, Secured Transactions)
- Workers' Compensation
- A scaled score of 85 is required for admission to the bar.
The essay score is scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- Essays weighted 50%
A total score of 135 is required to pass.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Applicants may transfer an MBE score earned in the preceding three years from a reciprocal jurisdiction provided that the applicant passed the entire bar exam in which that MBE score was earned. All applicants are required to sit for the essay portion of the Michigan exam and must achieve a passing score as determined by a combination of the scores of the two portions of the exam.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of another U.S. state or territory may be admitted on motion in Michigan if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of the five years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.
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