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2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28
The Idaho Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
Day 1: Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM) and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT 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).
February – Boise
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
424 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
July – Boise
Concordia University School of Law
501 W. Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
July – Moscow
University of Idaho College of Law
711 S. Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID 83844
A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE is required for admission.
Applications must be filed by October 1 for the February exam and March 1 for July exam. Late applications permitted with additional fees until November 15 for the February exam and April 15 for the July exam.
Student Applicant Fee: $600
Attorney Applicant Fee: $800
Late Filing Fee: $200
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 272.
Acceptance of MBE Score Applicants may transfer previous MBE scaled score from another recognized jurisdiction if taken within 37 months of the date of exam (Board recommends transferred score be at least scaled score of 136).
Attorneys licensed in states that allow Idaho applicants admission through reciprocity may be eligible for reciprocity in Idaho. Examination is required of all other applicants. Attorneys who have actively practiced three of the five years preceding application are not required to take the MBE.
An applicant for admission to the Idaho State Bar may transfer a UBE scaled score of 272 or above from another UBE jurisdiction if the UBE was taken within the last 37 months.
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