Montana Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Montana Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Montana Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the State Bar of Montana.
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- Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM)
- Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT 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 within either three years prior or nine months after successful completion of the Montana 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 266 or higher is required to pass the Montana Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE score
Montana does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of another U.S. state or territory may be admitted on motion in Montana if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. 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.
Montana Law Seminar (MLS)
All applicants must register and attend the Montana Law Seminar (MLS), which is offered the Thursday following the February and July Montana Bar Exam.
The Montana Law Seminar is a Supreme Court-required course that will focus on the structure of the legal system in Montana and the unique aspects of Montana law.
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