New Hampshire Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical New Hampshire Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
- 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 79 on the MPRE is required for admission.
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 or higher is required to pass the New Hampshire Bar Exam.
Admission of MBE Score
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application.
There are special rules for Admission by Motion by Maine and Vermont attorneys who have passed the ME/VT bar and are engaged in the active practice in ME/VT for no less than three years prior to the filing of the Motion. Additional requirements apply.
Admission by UBE Score Transfer
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score.
Passing UBE scores earned more than three years, but less than five years prior may qualify if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for at least two years. Additional requirements apply.
Completion of practical skills course required within two years of admission.
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