New Hampshire Bar Exam (UBE) details

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

New Hampshire Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the New Hampshire Office of the Clerk.

Please also reference the NCBE Covid-19 updates page for NCBE updates and individual jurisdiction announcements.

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)


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


  • 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.

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%

The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 270.

Admission on Motion without Examination

Lawyers who have 1) been admitted by bar exam to practice in one or more jurisdictions, 2) graduated from an ABA approved school, 3) been primarily engaged in the practice of law for five of the seven years preceding the Motion for Admission, and 4) achieved a satisfactory MPRE score prior to the Motion for Admission, may be admitted to the New Hampshire Bar on motion without examination.

There are special rules for Admission by Motion by Vermont and Maine attorneys who have passed the Vermont/Maine Bar Exam and are engaged in the active practice in Vermont/Maine for no less than three years prior to the filing of the Motion. (See Supreme Court Rule 42). Check with the Office of the Clerk for updates.

Admission by UBE

New Hampshire accepts motions for admission by transferred UBE score of 270 or higher taken within three years immediately preceding the application. UBE scores between three to five years will be accepted if the applicant was primarily engaged in the active practice of law and a member in good standing for at least two years.

Completion of practical skills course required within two years of admission.

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