West Virginia Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical West Virginia Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
West Virginia Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners.
Please also reference the NCBE Covid-19 updates page for NCBE updates and individual jurisdiction announcements.
- 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 passing scaled score of 80 is required on the MPRE within 25 months of successful completion of bar examination.
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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 West Virginia Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Applicants may transfer any MBE scaled score achieved in another jurisdiction if taken within 13 months of the current exam. Provided the applicant successfully completed the entire bar examination in the other jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
Applicants may be admitted without an exam from jurisdictions with admission standards substantially equivalent to those of West Virginia. Applicant must have engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years immediately 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. Additional requirements apply.
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