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Feb 14, 2017 ... NEW YORK UNIFORM BAR EXAM (UBE). The UBE consists of the Multistate Bar Examination. (MBE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE

NEW YORK UNIFORM BAR EXAM (UBE) The UBE consists of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and Multistate Essay Examination (MEE). It is uniformly administered, graded and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other jurisdictions. New York is among 26 jurisdictions that have now adopted the UBE, with Massachusetts (effective July 2018) and Oregon being the most recent: AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, DC, IA, ID, KS, MA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OR, SC, UT, VT, WA, WV and WY. Passing Score: 266 on a scale of 400. This is lower than some other UBE jurisdictions but equivalent to the passing score on the former New York bar exam format. Currently, only AL, MO, MN, ND and NM have a lower “cut” or passing score (i.e. 260). In addition, for admission to New York you will need to complete the “New York Law Course” (NYLC). The NYLC is a free, online, on-demand course on important aspects of New York law: Administrative Law, Business Relationships, Civil Practice and Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Matrimonial and Family Law, Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Torts and Tort Damages, and Trusts, Wills & Estates. ›› The NYLC will consist of 15 hours of pre-recorded lectures with embedded questions that must be answered correctly before an applicant can continue viewing the lecture(s). ›› Applicants must complete all segments of the NYLC before they may register for the NYLE. The online “New York Law Exam” (NYLE). This open-book 50-question multiple choice test will be offered four times annually. An applicant for admission to New York is permitted to take the NYLC

NEW YORK UBE Day 1 (50%) • MPT (2 tasks worth 20%) / A.M. Session • MEE (6 questions worth 30%) / P.M. Session Day 2 (50%) • MBE (200 multiple-choice questions worth 50%)

and NYLE up to one year before and three years after the applicant first sits for the UBE. The passing score is 60% (30 of 50 correct). ›› The remaining dates and times of administration for the NYLE in 2017 are: Dates of NYLE (Thurdays)

Registration Deadline

March 16, 2017 12:00 PM

February 14, 2017

June 15, 2017 12:00PM

May 16, 2017

September 14, 2017 12:00PM

August 15, 2017

December 14, 2017 12:00PM

November 14, 2017

›› The deadline to register for the NYLE is 30 days prior to the date of the scheduled exam. ›› There will be a fee of $27.00 payable to Examsoft Worldwide to administer the exam. ›› An applicant who fails the NYLE will be required to retake both the NYLC and the NYLE. Please refer to the New York Board of Law Examiners website and the BARBRI Digest for additional details and other admission requirements such as Pro Bono Service, MPRE, Character & Fitness, and lastly, the new Skills Competency requirement for those initiating law school after August 1, 2016.

http://www.nybarexam.org/UBE/UBE.html

AN OVERVIEW OF THE

NEW YORK UNIFORM BAR EXAM (UBE) BARBRI has prepared students for every UBE and for every MEE since its inception in 1995. New York has used the MBE since 1979 and BARBRI was there – and will continue to be there for this new exam format in which the MBE represents 50% of each student’s score. As a result, the BARBRI Simulated MBE with Pass Predictor is even more valuable now. This 200 question multiple-choice exam provides the most predictive results of any practice MBE since the vast majority of New York bar examinees are BARBRI students. And for those able to sit for this simulated exam at the Javits Center or recognized testing center in New York City, it certainly is the most realistic experience since many students will actually take the bar exam there. NOTE: Achieving a certain UBE score does not guarantee admission in another jurisdiction. Each UBE state has its own bar exam eligibility criteria, which includes how long to accept transferred UBE scores. UBE states may choose to assess each applicant’s knowledge of jurisdiction-specific content through a test or course separate from the UBE (e.g. the NYLC and the NYLE).

ALL JURISDICTIONS THAT ADMINISTER THE UBE ACCEPT TRANSFERRED UBE SCORES.  2016 BAR EXAM MINIMUM PASSING SCORES – UBE STATES:

ALABAMA LABAMA

ALASKA A A

ARIZONA

COLORADO

260 26

280

273 73

276

CONNECTICUT

DIST. COLUMBIA

266

IDAHO IDA

280

IOWA

KANSAS

MASSACHUSETTS

MINNESO MINNESOTA

260

260

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEW HAMPS HAMPSHIRE

NEW W JERSEY JER

266

266

*270

266

270

270

266 MISSOURI

266 6

260

266

NEW YORK

NORTH DAKOTA

260

284

SOUTH CARO CAROLINA

UTAH

VERMONT MO

WASHINGTON SHINGTON

NEW EW MEXICO

OREGON

For details, go to: ncbex.org/exams/ube/

266

WEST VIR VIRGINIA

2 270

270 70

270

270

WYOMING

270

SOURCE: 2017 BARBRI BAR EXAM DIGEST AND NCBE BAR ADMISSION

* Effective July 2018

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