New Jersey Bar Exam (UBE) details

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

New Jersey Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners.

You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.

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)

MBE

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

MEE

  • 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

MPT

  • “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 75 on the MPRE or a grade of “C-” in a Professional Responsibility course in law school 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 266.

Admission on Motion

Lawyers who have been admitted by bar exam to practice in a jurisdiction that extends reciprocity to New Jersey lawyers, graduated from an ABA approved school, been primarily engaged in the practice of law for five of the seven years preceding the Motion for Admission, and achieved a satisfactory MPRE score prior to the Motion for Admission, may be admitted to the New Jersey Bar on motion without examination.

Admission by UBE

An applicant may transfer a UBE score of 266 or higher for admittance to the New Jersey Bar. The score must have been earned no more than 36 months prior to submitting a completed application to New Jersey, and the applicant must satisfy all other requirements for admission to the New Jersey Bar. Application fees apply.

CLE

Mandatory CLE is required for every active New Jersey attorney. Visit the New Jersey State Bar Association page for details.

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