Missouri 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 Missouri 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).

Missouri Board of Law Examiners

1700 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 751-9814
Fax: (573) 751-5335

Email: mble@courts.mo.gov
Web: www.mble.org

Bar Exam Locations

February – Jefferson City
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
415 W. McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

July – Columbia
Holiday Inn Executive Center – Columbia Mall
2200 Interstate-70 Dr. SW
Columbia, MO 65203

Subjects Tested

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies)
  • Conflicts of Law
  • Family Law
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Secured Transactions (Article 9 of Uniform Commercial Code)
  • Plus, all MBE Subjects
Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

A scaled score of 80 is required for admission to the bar. Applicant must provide proof of score within one year after the date of written notification of having passed the bar 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 applications will be accepted until December 31 for the February exam and by May 31 for the July exam. The filing fee is determined upon the postmarked or submitted date of the electronic application, filing fee and executed authorization and release form.

Bar Exam Application Fee: $910-$1,470 depending on postmark/submission date

On-Motion Application Fee: $1,240

UBE Transfer Fee: $1,240

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 260 is required to pass.

Additional Information

Applicants may take exam prior to graduation provided applicant has completed degree requirements prior to exam although degree may not have been conferred.

All applicants must take a Missouri Bar Exam component within one year of passing the bar exam. For complete details contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

Accepts MBE score earned within the previous 19 months; applicant must have passed entire exam in the transferring jurisdiction and applicant cannot have previously failed the Missouri exam.

Admission on Motion

May be admitted on motion if applicant engaged in the full-time practice of law primarily at or from an office physically located in a jurisdiction in which the applicant was licensed for five of the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application. Must also hold an active license in a jurisdiction that admits Missouri attorneys without exam and must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 260 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within five years may apply for admission based on that score. For complete details contact the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.

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