NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.
2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29
2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28
The Alaska Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM, and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions in the PM.
Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).
University of Alaska – Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
University of Alaska – Fairbanks
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
University of Alaska – Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission. Must have taken the MPRE within the past 8 years.
Applications must be filed by December 1st for the February exam and May 1st for the July exam. Late filing is allowed until January 15th and June 15th, respectively.
Exam Fee: $800
Late Filing Fee: $25-100
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE, with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE 30% and the MPT 20%. The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 280.
Upon motion, the State of Alaska allows for admission to the Alaska Bar without sitting for the bar exam, upon fulfillment of several conditions that include:
If an applicant fulfills all of the other requirements and has attained a scaled UBE score of at least 280 in another jurisdiction within 5 years before the date of their application to the Alaska Bar Association, then the applicant may be admitted to the Alaska Bar Association.
Alaska has an admission without examination rule, with reciprocity provisions, for attorney applicants. Applicant must have taken and passed a UBE exam and engaged in the active practice of law in one or more states, territories, or D.C. for five of the seven years immediately preceding the date of application. The applicant must also have passed the MPRE and meet other admission requirements.
Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 280 or higher earned within 5 years preceding the date of application.
Alaska does not accept a MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
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