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 West Virginia Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM, and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions 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).
Charleston Marriott Town Center
200 Lee St E.
Charleston, WV 25301
A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE within 25 months of successful completion of bar examination.
Applications should be filed by November 1 for the February exam and by April 1 for the July exam. Applications accepted (with late fee of $200) until the final deadline of December 1 for the February exam and May 1 for the July exam.
Bar Exam Application Fee: (for those admitted less than one year or not admitted in any jurisdiction): $500
Attorney Application Fee: $800
Reciprocity Application Fee: $2,000
UBE Transfer Application Fee: $750
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.
Applicants may transfer an MBE scaled score from a previous successful exam taken within 13 months of present exam.
May be admitted without exam from jurisdictions with admission standards substantially equivalent to those of West Virginia. Applicant must have practiced for five of the seven years immediately preceding application, passed MPRE and be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school.
An applicant who has taken the UBE in a jurisdiction other than West Virginia may be admitted to the practice of law in West Virginia with a combined, scaled UBE score of no less than 270 in an administration of the UBE taken within three years immediately preceding the date upon which application is made and a scaled MPRE score of no less than 80 achieved within twenty-five months of the applicant’s successful UBE administration.
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