The Vermont bar exam is the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”). The Vermont bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”), and the Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”).
MPT (Performance Test)
Vermont tests two (2) MPT performance tests.
Vermont tests six (6) essays. Subjects include:
MBE (Multiple Choice)
Vermont uses the standard MBE. Subjects include:
Vermont accepts UBE score transfers of 270 or greater.
Morning – MPT/MEE
Afternoon – MPT/MEE
Morning – MBE Part I (100 questions; 3 hours)
Afternoon – MBE Part II (100 questions; 3 hours)
The Vermont bar exam is held on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. Applications can be found on the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners’ Website.
|Exam Date||Application Deadline|
|February 21-22, 2017||December 1|
|July 25-26, 2017||May 1|
Vermont Bar Exam Weight
The MPTs and MEEs are graded using scaled scores.
The minimum passing score is 270.
Bar exam results can be found here.
Review and Appeal for Applicants Failing the Vermont Bar Exam
Applicants failing to pass the written portion or the MBE may petition the Board for review. The petition
Applicants cannot fail the bar exam more than four times.