Arizona 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 Arizona 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).

Supreme Court of Arizona

Committees on Examinations and Character and Fitness
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222

Phone: (602) 452-3971

Web: www.azcourts.gov

Bar Exam Location

Phoenix Convention Center
100 North Third Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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 85 on the MPRE is required for admission. Must take the MPRE within 2 years prior to, or 5 years after, successful bar examination.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications must be filed by October 31st for the February exam and by March 30th for the July exam. Late applications may be accepted upon payment of additional filling fees until November 30th for the February exam and April 30th for the July exam.

Exam Fee: $580

Late Filing Fee: $100

Character Report Fee: $300 (not applicable to UBE transfer or AOM applicants.)

Administrative Fee: $160/200 (includes Course on AZ Law: Online/In-person)

Application Fee for UBE Transfer: $675

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 273. Arizona releases the February bar exam scores in May and the July bar exam scores in October.

Additional Requirements

Completion of the Arizona Supreme Court Course on Arizona Law is a requirement for all types of admission. The course highlights areas of law specific to Arizona, providing applicants a base of knowledge common to the practice of law in Arizona. The course includes approximately six hours of video instruction along with supplemental materials and knowledge checks.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating state bar may be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for 3 of 5 years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Arizona Committee on Examinations.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have earned a UBE score in another jurisdiction may be eligible for admission to Arizona by transfer of UBE score. You must have achieved a score of 273 or greater on the UBE within 5 years, be a member in good standing, and be a graduate from an ABA accredited law school.

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