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Bar Exam Prep Resources: UBE

UBE Law Library Resources

UBE Jurisdictions

IMPORTANT: Not all UBE states accept transferred MBE scores. Please make sure you understand the rule for the state(s) in which you intend to practice. You can view each state's specifications, as well as the very latest information regarding UBE adoption, on the National Conference of Bar Examiners' website by clicking on the state or selecting the state from the list provided.

Local Components for UBE States

UBE Jurisdiction-Specific Law Component Requirements

This map shows UBE jurisdictions that require a pre-admission component in blue, jurisdictions that require a post-admission component in green, and jurisdictions that do not require a jurisdiction-specific component in red. The same information is displayed in tabular format below the map.

See table below for accessible version of information

UBE Jurisdiction-Specific Law Component Requirement Jurisdiction
No component Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island
Pre-admission component Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands, Washington
Post-admission component District of Columbia, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, you are strongly advised to consult the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly for the most current information.

^ Ohio has not yet announced whether it will require a post-admission jurisdiction-specific law component.

 

Maximum Age Scores

MAXIMUM SCORE AGE

 

Maximum Age of Transferred UBE Score by Jurisdiction

This map shows UBE jurisdictions in orange and lists the maximum age of transferred UBE scores for each jurisdiction. The same information is displayed in tabular format below the map.

See table below for accessible content

Maximum Age of Transferred UBE Score* Jurisdiction
2 years Missouri, North Dakota, Rhode Island
2 years/5 years Iowa, Utah
25 months Alabama
3 years Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, Wyoming
3 years/5 years Colorado, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Vermont
37 months Idaho
40 months Washington
4 years Illinois
5 years Alaska, Arizona, District of Columbia, Ohio

Some jurisdictions describe the maximum age in months instead of years. For the purpose of this page, if months and years are an equal amount of time, the maximum age is stated in years. 

Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, you are strongly advised to consult the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly for the most current information.

* The maximum age of transferred UBE scores in Maryland has not yet been announced.