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Maine Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
Maine has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). It is a 2-day exam, and takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Multistate Essay Exam and the Multistate Performance Tests are administered on Tuesday; the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is administered on Wednesday.
Maine Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332
Phone: (207) 623-2464
Fax: (207) 622-0059
Bar Exam Format
The Maine Exam is a 2-day exam.
- Day 1: AM: Two Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) PM: Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) essays.
- Day 2: 200-question, multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).
Agency, Partnership, Corporations, Federal Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts, Wills, and Secured Transactions (UCC 9)
Bar Exam Dates
- February 26 and 27, 2019
- July 30 and 31, 2019
The Maine Bar Exam will require a minimum scaled combined score of 276 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 of 80 or higher.
Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A permits admission on motion, without examination, for applicants who have actively practiced law in another state, territory or DC, for at least three of the past five years immediately preceding the date upon which the motion is filed.
Applicants who have obtained at least a 276 on the UBE in another jurisdiction, no earlier than 2015, may apply for admission. An applicant has three years from the date of the exam to transfer the UBE score to Maine.
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