NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.
2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29
2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28
The Maine 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).
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A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission.
Applications must be received at the Maine Board of Bar Examiners between March 15 and May 20 for the July exam, and between October 15 and December 20 for the February examination. If the deadline falls on a weekend, application must be received by the Monday thereafter. If your application is not received by the Board by the deadline, the Board will only accept the application upon payment of a late fee of $150 if the Board receives the application within seven calendar days of the deadline. If the Board receives the application between the seventh and fourteenth calendar day after the deadline, the Board will only accept the application upon payment of a late fee of $300. No applications will be accepted more than fourteen days following the application deadline.
Exam Fee: $600
Attorney Applicant: $650 plus NCBE fees
UBE Score Transfer: $900 plus NCBE fees
The passing score is a scaled score of 276. The total score is 50% MBE scaled score and 50% converted essay score from Day 1. Results are released within 75 days after the exam.
Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A authorizes admission to the Maine bar without examination for applicants who:
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 276 on a Uniform Bar Exam in another jurisdiction no earlier than July 2015 may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details contact the Maine Board of Bar Examiners.
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