Nebraska Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Nebraska Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Nebraska Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Nebraska State Bar Commission.
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 85 is required for admission to the bar. Scores must be on file by November 1st for the February exam and March 1st for the July exam, otherwise a late fee applies. An MPRE score is stale three years after its publication date.
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE weighted 30%
- MPT weighted 20%
A total scaled score of 270 is required to pass.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Nebraska does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
May be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in the lawful practice of law for at least three of five years immediately preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details, contact the Nebraska State Bar Commission.
Admission by UBE
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within three years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details, contact the Nebraska State Bar Commission.
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