NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.
2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29
2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28
The Virgin Islands 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).
Office of Bar Admissions
No. 161B Crown Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-2237
Fax: (340) 774-2258
University of the Virgin Islands – St. Thomas Campus
2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), a scaled score on the 75 on the MPRE is required. An MPRE score must be attained no earlier than three (3) years prior to the date of the administration of the UBE in which the applicant achieves a passing score.
Filing Fee for Regular Admission: $100.00
Registration Fee: $1,000.00
Late Examination Registration Fee: $250.00
Bar Exam Retaking Fee: $500.00 for each portion
NCBE Character and Fitness Investigation Fee: Determined by NCBE
Applicants must receive a minimum combined score of 266 on the UBE components. When calculating a combined score for the UBE, the MBE, MEE, and MPT shall be weighed as provided for by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Virgin Islands Law Component (VILC)
In order to be licensed to practice law in the Virgin Islands, applicants must also pass the Virgin Islands Law Course (VILC). The VILC tests important and unique aspects of Virgin Islands law that are not tested on the Virgin Islands UBE. More information on the VILC can be found on the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands’ website.
The Virgin Islands Law Component is an open-book, 50 item, 90-minute, online multiple-choice test developed by the Virgin Islands Committee of Bar Examiners. The purpose of the VILC is to ensure that potential new members of the Virgin Islands Bar have been exposed to and have knowledge of law unique to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The subjects covered on the VILC are Virgin Islands Government & Constitutional Law, Legal Profession, Virgin Islands Practice, Administrative Law, Business Associations (Corporations, Limited Liability and Partnerships), Domestic Relations and Wills.
An applicant seeking admission to the Virgin Islands Bar by motion without taking the Virgin Islands Bar Examination must satisfy the following criteria:
An applicant who elects to apply for admission to the Virgin Islands Bar using a UBE score transferred from another UBE jurisdiction, may do so, provided that:
The Virgin Islands only accepts official UBE score transcripts in their entirety.
Additionally, to be eligible for admissions an applicant must:
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