Published June 28, 2017
New York state recently began administering the Uniform Bar Examination. Here is an overview of what that means for future test takers.
The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is a uniform test administered in every jurisdiction that has adopted the UBE. It consists of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE).
The UBE is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should demonstrate. It results in a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions.
The UBE is offered in the following 26 states: Alabama, Alaska (from July 2014), Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York (from July 2016) North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Palau, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
For more information, visit: www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/