NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice.
Please verify with bar examiner’s office.
2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28
The Kansas Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM) and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE 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).
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka, KS 66612-1507
Phone: (785) 296-8410
Maner Conference Center
SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612
A scaled score of 80 must be on file before the applicant is allowed to sit for the bar exam (by June 15 for the July exam and by January 15 for the February exam).
Applications must be filed by October 1 for the February exam and by March 1 for the July exam. Late application deadlines, with an additional fee, are November 1 for the February exam and April 1 for the July exam.
Bar Exam Application Fee: $700
On-Motion Application Fee: $1,250
UBE Transfer Fee: $1,250
Late Fee: $200
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE weighted 30% and the MPT weighted 20%. A total scaled score of 266 is required to pass.
Applicants may take bar exam prior to graduation provided applicant graduates within 30 days after the bar exam.
Accepts MBE score of at least 125 from another jurisdiction if from a concurrent exam or received within 13 months prior to the current exam, provided that the applicant passed the entire exam in the transferring jurisdiction and must never have failed a Kansas Bar Examination.
A member in good standing of a reciprocating state may be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for five of seven years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Kansas Board of Law Examiners.
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 266 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within three years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details contact the Kansas Board of Law Examiners.
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