New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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).

New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners

New Hampshire Supreme Court
Office of Bar Admissions
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 224-8806

Fax: (603) 224-8728

Web: http://www.courts.state.nh.us/nhbar

Bar Exam Location

Exam Location – TBD

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 79 on the MPRE is required for admission.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications must be filed by December 1 for the February exam and by May 1 for the July exam.

Exam Fee: $725

Scoring

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 270.

Additional Requirements

Completion of practical skills course required within two years of admission.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion

Lawyers who have: 1) been admitted by bar exam to practice in one or more jurisdictions, 2) graduated from an ABA approved school, 3) been primarily engaged in the practice of law for five of the seven years preceding the Motion for Admission, and 4) achieved a satisfactory MPRE score prior to the Motion for Admission, may be admitted to the New Hampshire Bar on motion without examination. There are special rules for Admission by Motion by VT and ME attorneys who have passed the VT/ME bar and are engaged in the active practice in VT/ME for no less than three years prior to the filing of the Motion. (See Supreme Court Rule 42). Check with the Bar Examiners for updates.

Admission by UBE

New Hampshire accepts motions for admission by transferred UBE score of 270 or higher, taken within three years immediately preceding the application. UBE scores between 3 – 5 years will be accepted if the applicant was primarily engaged in the active practice of law and a member in good standing for at least two years.

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