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Maine Bar Exam Information

  • About the Bar Exam

    Maine 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.

  • Contact Information

    Maine Board of Bar Examiners
    P.O. Box 140
    Augusta, ME 04332
    Phone: (207) 623-2464
    Fax: (207) 622-0059
    execdir@mainebarexaminers.org

  • Bar Exam Format

    The Maine 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®).
  • Subjects Tested

    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

    • February 25 - February 26, 2020
    • July 28 - July 29, 2020
  • Grading

    The Maine Bar Exam requires 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 MPT®s are weighted at 20%.

  • MPRE®

    A minimum passing scaled score of 80 or higher.

  • Reciprocity

    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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