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Missouri Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
Missouri 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.
Missouri Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 104236, Jefferson City, Missouri 65110-4236
1700 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109 (for overnight delivery)
Phone (573) 751-9814
General Fax (573) 751-5335/Character & Fitness Fax (573) 751-6224
Bar Exam Format
The Missouri 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 Missouri Bar Exam will be administered on:
- July 27-28, 2021
- February 22-23, 2022
MBE® scores are weighted 50%, MEE® scores are weighted 30%, and MPT® scores are weighted 20% in calculating total scores. A total scaled score of at least 260 is required to pass the bar exam.
Bar exam applicants must attain a scaled score of not less than 80. MPRE® score must be received by MBLE® no later than one year after the date the applicant is notified of passing the bar examination.
Persons licensed in another state or territory of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia who have practiced law full-time for a specific period of time may qualify under Rule 8.10 for admission without taking the bar examination in Missouri. Applicants who have obtained at least a 260 on the UBE® in another jurisdiction may apply for admission. An applicant has five years from the date of the exam to transfer the UBE® score to Missouri.
Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Board of Law Examiners have prepared a mandatory open book test ("Missouri Educational Component Test" or "MECT") for all applicants to complete as a condition of licensure. Subject include Torts, Civil Procedure, Real Property, Trusts, Estates, Family Law, Business Associations, Administrative Law, Missouri Courts, Evidence and Trust Account Management.