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 Maryland 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 85 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar.
The Maryland Board of Law Examiners has not released specific information about the filing deadlines and fees for the 2020 bar exams. Timely filing for the February bar exam has generally been September 15th and, late filing December 20th of the preceding year. Timely filing for the July Bar Exam has generally been January 15th and late filing May 20th. Please check the Bar Examiners Website for updated information.
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.
Experienced attorneys licensed to practice in another U.S. jurisdiction may be eligible for admission to the Bar of Maryland without examination. To be eligible for admission without examination, the petitioner must establish:
The applicant must also have passed the MPRE and meet other admission requirements. Contact bar examiners for complete information.
Fees: $700 to State Board of Law Examiners plus $500 to NCBE.
Maryland accepts transfers of Qualifying UBE Scores from applicants who achieved those scores in other UBE states. To be eligible for admission via the UBE, the applicant shall have:
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