Nebraska Bar Exam

*Applicants may be admitted if they have passed a Comparable non-UBA bar exam or have achieved a Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) score in another jurisdiction.

Nebraska Bar Exam Format

The Nebraska bar exam is the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”). The UBE takes two days and consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”). Nebraska law is not tested on the Nebraska bar exam.

MPT (Performance Test)
Missouri tests two (2) MPT performance tests.

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

  • Business Associations (Agency, Partnership, Corporations, 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)
Nebraska 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

UBE Score Transfer
Nebraska accepts UBE scores of up to 270 or greater for up to five years after the passing score is achieved. Nebraska also accepts scores from comparable non-UBE bar exams.

Nebraska Bar Exam Testing Schedule

Day 1 (Tuesday)
2 MPTs and 6 MEE Essays

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

Nebraska Bar Exam Dates

The Nebraska bar exam is held on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.  Applications can be found on the Nebraska State Bar’s Website.

Exam Date Preliminary Date Application Deadline
February 21-22, 2017 September 1 November 1
July 25-26, 2017 February 1 April 1


Nebraska Bar Exam Weight

MPT 20%
MEE 30%
MBE 50%

Grading Procedure
The MPT and MEE written portions of the exam are scaled to the MBE.

Passing Score
The minimum passing score is a UBE score of 270.

Pass Rates
Not currently available.

Review and Appeal for Applicants Failing the Nebraska Bar Exam
Applicants may request that their MBE answer sheet be hand graded for a fee. Applicants may reapply to take the Nebraska bar exam.