Minnesota Bar Exam (UBE) details

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

Minnesota Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Minnesota State Board of Law 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)

MBE

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

MEE

  • 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

MPT

  • “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE is required for admission.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%

A total scaled score of 260 is required to pass.

Admission by MBE Score

May be admitted without exam if the applicant received a scaled score of at least 145 on the MBE taken as a part of and at the same time as the essay or other part of a written bar exam given by another jurisdiction, was successful on that bar exam, and was subsequently admitted in that jurisdiction. Applicant must submit evidence of the score and a completed application within three years of the date of the qualifying exam being used as the basis for the admission.

Admission on Motion

May be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in the lawful practice of law for at least 1000 hours per year in at least three of five years immediately preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school, or qualify under the non-ABA degree rule. For complete details, contact the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners.

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. For complete details, contact the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners.

Applicants may sit for the bar if coursework has been completed 30 days prior to the exam, the applicant has fulfilled all requirements for conferral, and the applicant will be awarded a J.D. within 120 days following the exam.

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