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

Day 1: Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM) and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT 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).

Utah State Bar

Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Phone: (801) 531-9077

Fax: (801) 531-0660

Email: admissions@utahbar.org

Web: www.utahbar.org

Bar Exam Locations

February Exam Only
Utah Law and Justice Center
645 200 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

July Exam Only
South Towne Exposition Center
9575 State St.
Sandy, UT 84070

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 86 on the MPRE is required prior to admission to the Bar.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

The timely filing deadline for applications is October 1st for the February exam and March 1st for the July exam. Complete applications will be accepted up to October 15th preceding the February Exam, and March 15th preceding the July exam, if accompanied by $100 late fee. Complete applications will also be accepted up to November 1st preceding the February exam, and April 1st preceding the July exam if accompanied by $300 late fee.

Student Applicant: $550

Attorney Applicant: $850

Admission on Motion: $850

Admission by Transferred UBE Score: $550 if not admitted in another jurisdiction or $850 if admitted in another jurisdiction.

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.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

Utah does not accept transferred MBE scores.

Admission on Motion

Attorneys who have been actively engaged in full-time practice of law for five of the last seven years in a reciprocal jurisdiction can file a motion for admission. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE

Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 270 or higher earned within 24 months from the date of application. The minimum score may be transferable for up to five years if the attorney has been actively engaged in full-time practice of law since earning the score. Additional requirements may apply.

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