Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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).

Connecticut Bar Examining Committee

100 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 706-5135

Email: BarExam@jud.ct.gov

Website: http://www.jud.ct.gov/cbec

Bar Exam Location

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard #400
Hartford, CT 06103

Subjects Tested

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

  • Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies)
  • Conflicts of Law
  • Family Law
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Secured Transactions (Article 9 of Uniform Commercial Code)
  • Plus, all MBE Subjects

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 or a grade of “C” in an ethics course at a law school approved by the Bar Examining Committee is required.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

February Exam:
First Filing Period: October 1 – October 31 Final Filing Period: November 1 – November 30

July Exam:
First Filing Period: March 1 – March 29 Final Filing Period: April 1 – April 30

Application Fee:
First Filing Period: $800
Final Filing Period: $900
Transfer of UBE Score: $750
Admission Without Examination: $1,800

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 266 or higher.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion

Admission without exam if, in addition to other requirements, an applicant has been lawfully engaged in the practice of law as the applicant’s principal means of livelihood for five out of the last ten years in a reciprocal jurisdiction, and the applicant is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school.

Admission by UBE

Score Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 266 or higher if earned within 3 years of their CT application.

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