New Mexico Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical New Mexico Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
New Mexico Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners.
You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.
- 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 is required for admission to the bar. Passing score must be achieved within five years prior to first application for admission or within one year of passing the 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 260 is required to pass.
Admission of MBE Score
New Mexico does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission by Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating state may be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for five of seven years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. All applicants must complete the New Mexico Law course. For complete details, contact the New Mexico Board of Law Examiners.
Admission by UBE
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 260 on a UBE taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details, contact the New Mexico Board of Law Examiners.
All applicants must take a course in New Mexico Law prior to admission.
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