Alaska Bar Exam

Alaska Bar Exam Format

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.

MEE  (Essays)
Alaska tests six (6) MEE essays. Subjects include:

  • Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and LLCs)
  • Civil Procedure (Federal)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (Common Law, Sales/UCC Art. 2)
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Negotiable Instruments/Commercial Paper (UCC Art. 3)
  • Real Property
  • Secured Transactions (UCC Art. 9)
  • Torts
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents’ Estates, Trusts, Future Interests)

MBE (Multiple Choice)
Alaska uses the standard MBE. Subjects include:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (Common Law, Sales/UCC Art. 2)
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

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.

Alaska Bar Exam Testing Schedule

Day 1
6 MEE Questions/2 MPTs

Day 2
Morning – MBE Part I (100 questions; 3 hours)
Afternoon – MBE Part II (100 questions; 3 hours)

Alaska Bar Exam Dates and Application

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

MEE 30%
MPT 20%
MBE 50%

Grading Procedure
The Alaska bar exam is graded by the NCBE using scaled scores. Results are announced in approximately 90 days.

Passing Score
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.

Retaking the Alaska Bar Exam

Applicants may re-apply to take the Alaska bar exam. The application fee is reduced for re-applicants and the later deadline applies.