Alaska Bar Examination (UBE)

2020 Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.

BAR EXAM DATES AND FORMAT

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).

Alaska Bar Admissions

Alaska Bar Association
P.O. Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279

Phone: (907) 272-7469

Website: www.alaskabar.org

Bar Exam Locations

Anchorage
University of Alaska – Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Fairbanks
University of Alaska – Fairbanks
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Juneau
University of Alaska – Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801

Subjects Tested

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam

A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission. Must have taken the MPRE within the past 8 years.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

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

 

Scoring

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.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion

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:

  • having obtained an initial law degree from an approved law school;
  • having passed a written bar exam required by another reciprocal jurisdiction; and
  • having practiced law in one or more United States jurisdictions for five of the past seven years.

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.

Admission by UBE

Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 280 or higher earned within 5 years preceding the date of application.

Acceptance of MBE Score

Alaska does not accept a MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

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