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Connecticut Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
Connecticut has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE®). It is a two-day exam, and takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®) and the Multistate Performance Tests (MPT®s) are administered on Tuesday; the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE®) is administered on Wednesday.
Bar Exam Format
The Connecticut Bar Exam is a two-day exam.
- Day 1: AM: Two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT®s) PM: Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®) essays.
- Day 2: 200-question, multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE®).
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 Connecticut Bar Exam will be administered on:
- July 27-28, 2021
- February 22-23, 2022
The Connecticut Bar Exam will require a minimum scaled combined score of 266 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 acceptable MPRE® score may not be earned more than four years prior to or one year following application for admission.
Connecticut permits admission on motion, without examination, for applicants who have practiced for five of the preceding ten years, are admitted to practice in at least one reciprocal jurisdiction, and have graduated from an ABA-approved law school. As of September 5, 2016, an applicant who sat for the UBE® in another jurisdiction may transfer the score earned on that examination to Connecticut in lieu of taking the UBE® in Connecticut. An applicant has three years from the date of an exam to transfer the UBE® score to Connecticut.
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