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Alaska Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
The Alaska Bar Exam is a 2-day exam. It takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) Essay takes place on Tuesday and the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam) takes place 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 2-day exam.
- Day 1: AM: Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) essays. PM: Two Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs)
- 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 2019, the Alaska Bar Exam will be administered on:
- February 26 and 27, 2019
- July 30 and 31, 2019
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 MPTs 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: https://admissions.alaskabar.org/reciprocal-jurisdictions