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.
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 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%
The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 270.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Utah does not accept transferred MBE scores.
Admission on Motion
Attorneys who have been actively engaged in full-time practice of law for five of the last seven years in a reciprocal jurisdiction can file a motion for admission. Additional requirements apply.
Acceptance of UBE Score
Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 270 or higher earned within 24 months from the date of application. The passing UBE score may be transferable for up to five years if the attorney has been actively engaged in full-time practice of law for at least one-half of the time period since earning the score. Additional requirements may apply.
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