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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).
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
Phoenix Convention Center
100 North Third Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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