Vermont Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Vermont Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Vermont Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners.
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, 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%
The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 270.
Acceptance by UBE
Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 270 or higher earned within three years from the date of application. The minimum score may be transferable for up to five years if the attorney has been actively engaged in full-time practice of law since earning the score. Additional requirements may 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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