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Maryland Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
Maryland 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. Note that Maryland has transitioned to the UBE® with the July 2019 administration.
Bar Exam Format
The Maryland 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
The Maryland Bar Exam in 2020 will be administered on:
- July 27-28, 2021
- February 22-23, 2022
The Maryland Bar Exam requires 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 of 85 or higher.
Applicants who have obtained at least a 266 on the UBE® in another jurisdiction may apply for admission. An applicant has three years from the date of the exam to transfer the UBE® score to Maryland. Maryland began accepting transferred UBE® scores on July 1, 2019.
All applicants who have not passed a Maryland bar exam administered before March 1, 2019, must also complete the Maryland Law Component.
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