Missouri Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Missouri Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Missouri Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.
You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.
- 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 80 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar. Applicant must provide proof of score within one year after the date of written notification of having passed the bar exam.
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.
MBE Score Transfer
Missouri accepts a MBE score earned within the previous 19 months in order to sit for only the essay portion of the exam. Applicant must have passed entire exam in the transferring jurisdiction, and applicant cannot have previously failed the Missouri exam.
Admission on Motion
May be admitted on motion if applicant engaged in the full-time practice of law primarily at or from an office physically located in a jurisdiction in which the applicant was licensed for five of the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application. Must also hold an active license in a jurisdiction that admits Missouri attorneys without exam, and must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details, contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.
Admission by UBE
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 260 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceeding five years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details, contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.
All applicants must take a Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT). Successful completion of the MECT shall occur no earlier than the date of submission of the initial application to take the bar examination and no later than one year after the date of written notification to the applicant of passing the bar examination. For complete details, contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.
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