Michigan Bar Examination (UBE)

Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with Michigan bar examiner’s office.


2024: February 27-28, July 30-31

The Michigan Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

Day 1:

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM.
  • Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions 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).

Michigan Board of Law Examiners

Michigan Board of Law Examiners
200 Washington Square, Lower Level
P.O. Box 30104
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 373‒4453
Fax: (517) 373-5038

Email: BLE-Info@courts.mi.gov

Web: Michigan Bar Examiners

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 85 is required for admission to the bar.


The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%

A total scaled score of 268 or higher is required to pass the Michigan Bar Exam.

Additional Requirements

Michigan Law Basics

Bar examinees and UBE score transfer applicants are required to complete the Michigan Law Basics online training as a condition for admission. The Michigan Law Basics training will consist of engaging video-based guidance, demonstrations and expert overview for six practice areas: Civil Litigation; Criminal Law; Family Law; Probate and Estate Planning; Real Property; and Torts and No-Fault.

Applicants are not graded on the training but are required to correctly answer the questions in each lesson. After successful completion of all modules, applicants will receive a certificate of completion for transmittal to the BLE.


Acceptance of MBE Score

Prior to adopting the UBE, MI allowed the transfer of MBE scores from other jurisdictions. At the time of this publication, it is unknown if this policy will change with the adoption of the UBE exam. Please contact the MI Board of Law Examiners for the most up to date information.

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 268 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction may apply for admission based on that score beginning January 23, 2023. Additional requirements apply.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of another U.S. state or territory may be admitted on motion in Michigan if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for three of the five years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

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