Vermont Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Vermont Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
- 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, no earlier than three years before taking the bar exam, or one year after being notified of passing the UBE, is required 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 270 or higher is required to pass the Vermont Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Vermont does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of another U.S. state may be admitted on motion in Vermont if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for no less than five of the ten years immediately preceding the filing of the application.
Alternatively, the applicant may qualify if admitted in New Hampshire or Maine and has been actively engaged in the practice of law for no less than three years immediately preceding the filing of the application. Additional requirements apply.
Acceptance 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 two. Additional requirements apply.
Newly admitted attorneys must complete 15 hours of specially approved CLE courses within one year of admission. At least six hours of the 15 must be live training events. Once admitted, the applicant must complete a 6-month mentorship under the supervision of a Vermont practicing judge/attorney.
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