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Alaska Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
Alaska has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE®). It is a two-day exam, which takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®) and the Multistate Performance Tests (MPT®) are administered on Tuesday; the Mulitstate Bar Exam (MBE®) is administered on Wednesday.
Alaska Bar Association
840 K Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Alaska Bar Association
PO Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279
Tel: (907) 272-7469
Fax: (907) 272-2932
Bar Exam Format
The Alaska Bar Exam is a two-day exam.
- Day 1: AM: Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®) essays. PM: Two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT®).
- Day 2: 200-question, multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE®).
The Alaska UBE® tests: Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Uniform Commercial Code (Secured Transactions).
Bar Exam Dates
In 2020, the Alaska Bar Exam will be administered on:
- February 25 - February 26, 2020
- July 28 - July 29, 2020
The Alaska Bar Exam will require a minimum scaled combined score of 280 points out of 400 points to pass. The MBE® is weighted at 50% of the score, the Essays are weighted at 30%, and the MPT®s are weighted at 20%.
A minimum passing scaled score is 80 or higher.
MPRE® Policy: The MPRE® score that you are trying to use must be within the last 8 years.
To be eligible for admission without examination in Alaska (commonly called reciprocity), the applicant must have taken and passed a written bar exam in a reciprocal state, territory, or D.C. and have engaged in the active practice of law in one or more states, territories, or D.C. for five of the seven years immediately preceding the date of application. The applicant must also have passed the MPRE® and meet other admission requirements. The list of reciprocal states can be found here.