The Alaska bar exam is the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) and takes two days and consists of the Multistate Performance Tests (“MPT”), Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”), and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”). Alaska law is not longer tested on the Alaska bar exam.
MPT (Performance Test)
Alaska tests two (2) MPT performance tests.
Alaska tests six (6) MEE essays. Subjects include:
MBE (Multiple Choice)
Alaska uses the standard MBE. Subjects include:
MBE Score Transfer
Alaska does not accept MBE scores transferred from other jurisdictions.
UBE Score Transfer
Alaska began accepting UBE scores as of January 1, 2014. Alaska accepts scaled scores of 280 or greater if the UBE was taken within the past five years prior to the application date. UBE application requirements can be found here.
6 MEE Questions/2 MPTs
Morning – MBE Part I (100 questions; 3 hours)
Afternoon – MBE Part II (100 questions; 3 hours)
The Alaska bar exam is administered on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in February and July. Application instructions can be found on the Alaska Bar Association Website.
|Exam Date||Application Deadline||Late Deadline
||Late, Late Deadline/Reapp. Deadline
|Feb 21-22, 2017||Dec. 1||Dec. 15||Jan. 15|
|July 25-26, 2017||May 1||May 15||June 15|
Alaska Bar Exam Weight
The Alaska bar exam is graded by the NCBE using scaled scores. Results are announced in approximately 90 days.
The minimum passing score is a combined score of 280 or greater.
Alaska Bar Exam Pass Rates
Alaska bar exam pass rates and statistics may be found here.
Review for Applicants Failing the Alaska Bar Exam
Not currently available.
Applicants may re-apply to take the Alaska bar exam. The application fee is reduced for re-applicants and the later deadline applies.