North Dakota Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical North Dakota Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
North Dakota Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the North Dakota State Board of Law 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 85 is required for admission to the bar. Passing score must be achieved no more than five years prior to or two years after receipt of application 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 260 is required to pass.
Admission of MBE or UBE Score
Applicants may be eligible to apply for admission based on:
- MBE scaled score of at least 150 within two years of the date of an exam taken in a jurisdiction in which applicant is admitted, or
- UBE scaled score of at least 260 within two years of the date of the exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
May be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for four of five years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school.
For complete details, contact the North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners.
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