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Maine Bar Exam Information

Learn about the Maine Bar Exam format, subjects tested, dates, and requirements.

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Maine Bar Exam Dates, Cost & Location

Exam Type: 2-day UBE exam
Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2020
Location: Hallowell, ME
Exam Fee: $600
Attorney Application Fee: $650 + NCBE fees
UBE Score Transfer: $900 + NCBE fees

The Maine Bar Exam is a 2-day exam. Day 1 consists of two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions. Day 2 is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam.

What subjects are tested on the Maine Bar Exam?

Agency, Commercial Paper, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Creditors’ Rights, Equity, Family Law, Federal Income Taxation, ME Code of Professional Responsibility, ME Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, ME Rules of Evidence, Partnerships, Secured Transactions, Trusts & Wills, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

What’s the minimum score for MPRE?

A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission. See MPRE Study Guide.

Need to sign up for MPRE? Learn about registration, testing policies, and more on our MPRE Registration Guide.

How is Maine Bar Exam scored?

MBE is weighted 50%, the written portion is weighted 50%, and the scores are scaled and combined to determine if a passing score of 276 was achieved.

When are Maine Bar Exam results released?

Results are released 75 days after the exam.

Can I transfer my MBE scores from another jurisdiction?

Maine may accept MBE scores from other jurisdictions.

What about ME Bar Exam reciprocity?

An applicant who (i) has been engaged in the active practice of law for 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding the application or (ii) has taken the MBE within the prior 61 months to the current exam may elect to take only the first day of the examination. An applicant qualified under either (i) or (ii) and who has achieved a usable MBE scaled score may be admitted on the basis of a further modified written examination.

What are Maine Bar Exam application deadlines and fees?

Please visit the Maine Board of Bar Examiners website for details on application deadlines and fees, as well as for more information on other topics.

The Maine Bar Exam is a 2-day exam. Day 1 consists of two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions. Day 2 is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam.

Bar Exam Results by Jurisdiction

July/September/October 2020 Bar Exam

Table last updated November 20, 2020, 3:04 pm (CST)

The table below lists percentage pass rates for the July/September/October 2020 bar exam as reported by each jurisdiction. Data will be added as jurisdictions release their results. Jurisdiction announcements, when available, are accessible by clicking on the jurisdiction name.

Due to COVID-19, many jurisdictions postponed administration of the July exam to September or October, some offering remote exams, and some offering two exam administration dates. (For jurisdictions offering two exam dates, each date is shown in a separate row.) For a list of jurisdiction decisions about the July 2020 exam, see July 2020 Bar Exam: Jurisdiction Information.

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