Rhode Island Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Rhode Island Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Rhode Island Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.
You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.
- 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 80 on the MPRE is required for admission before taking the bar exam.
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 276.
Admission by UBE
A minimum score of 276 is required for admission and may not be over two years old at the time the application is filed.
Applicants must complete a one-day Bridge the Gap program offered by the Rhode Island Bar for admission. Ten CLE credits, including two Ethics credits, are required commencing the second July 1st after the attorney is admitted. Attorneys admitted for three years or more in another jurisdiction at the time they are admitted to the Rhode Island Bar are exempt from the Bridge the Gap requirement.
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