Utah Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Utah Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Utah Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Utah State Bar.
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- 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 86 on the MPRE is required prior to admission to the bar.
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE weighted 30%
- MPT weighted 20%
A total scaled score of 270 or higher is required to pass the Utah Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Utah does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Utah if the applicant has engaged in the full-time active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.
Admission by UBE Score Transfer
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score. Passing UBE scores earned more than three years, but less than five years prior may qualify if the applicant has been actively engaged in the full-time practice of law for at least one-half of the time period since earning the score. Additional requirements apply.
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