Kansas 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 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 Board of Law Examiners

Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Phone: (785) 296-8410

Email: admissions@kscourts.org

Web: www.kscourts.org/AppellateClerk/Board-of-Law-Examiners/

Bar Exam Location

Maner Conference Center
SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612

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 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).

Filing Deadlines and Fees

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

Scoring

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.

Additional Information

Applicants may take bar exam prior to graduation provided applicant graduates within 30 days after the bar exam.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

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.

Admission on Motion

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.

Admission by UBE

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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