Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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).

Nebraska State Bar Commission

Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506-5241

Phone: (402) 471-3092

Fax: (402) 471-2512

Email: nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov

Website: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/attorneys/admission-practice-law

Bar Exam Location

Exam Location – TBD

Subjects Tested

Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

A scaled score of 85 is required for admission to the bar. Scores must be on file by November 1 for the February exam and March 1 for the July exam, otherwise a $100 late fee applies. An MPRE score is stale three years after its publication date.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications must be filed by November 1 for the February exam and by March 1 for the July exam.

Late application deadlines, with an additional fee, are December 1 for the February exam and by March 31 for the July exam.

Bar Exam Application Fee: $515/$615 (higher fee for applicants without a passing MPRE score)

On-Motion Application Fee: $950

UBE Transfer Fee: $950

Late Fee: $150

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 270 is required to pass.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

Nebraska does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.

Admission on Motion

May be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in the lawful practice of law for at least three of five years immediately preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Nebraska State Bar Commission.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 270 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 Nebraska State Bar Commission.

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