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Utah Bar Exam


Format, Content, & Grading of the Utah Bar Exam




All data provided below are subject to change by a decision at any time by the Utah bar examiners.  When any changes are made, they will be posted on this site.

The Utah Bar Exam is a two-day exam -- Tuesday and Wednesday -- with the Utah and Multistate essays and the Multistate Performance Test on Tuesday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.

First Day (Tuesday):  
Eight Essays, including Utah Essays and the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions
For details on the MEE, click here.

Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions
For details on the MPT, click here.

Second Day (Wednesday) morning session: 
3 hours 
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

Second Day (Wednesday) afternoon session: 
3 hours
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

If you take two bar exams at the same time (local in Utah on Tuesday, local in the other jurisdiction on Thursday, MBE in either state on Wednesday), Utah will accept the score of the MBE taken in either state.

For further details on the MBE, click here.

Subjects Tested on the Utah Bar Exam:

MBE Subjects
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law/Procedure
Real Property

Essay Subjects
Administrative Law
Commercial Paper
Conflict of Laws
Utah Constitutional Law
Creditor/Debtor Rights
Family Law
Federal Civil Procedure
Gift and Estate Taxation
Secured Transactions
Wills, Trusts & Future Interests
Plus the six MBE subjects 

Grading of the Utah Bar Exam:

Your scaled scores on the MBE and essays are combined.

A combined scaled score of 130 is required to pass the Utah Bar Exam.

Utah generally releases the results two months after the bar exam.

Utah Bar Exam Details

Admission on Motion 
(i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam)

Applicants who have been admitted to another jurisdiction for at least five years and have practiced law for four of five years are eligible to sit instead for a one-day Utah Attorneys' Essay Exam.

In addition, Utah has added a motion admission rule.

Admission to Utah on motion requires a reciprocity provision in the other state.

For further information, contact:

Utah State Bar - Bar Admissions
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: 801-531-9077

Exam Dates, Locations:

Winter 2007
Tuesday and Wednesday, 
February 27 and 28, 2007

Summer 2007
Tuesday and Wednesday, 
July 24 and 25, 2007
Salt Lake City

Filing Deadlines and Fees:

Filing deadlines and fees are subject to change.  Contact the Utah bar examiners to learn the rules in effect at the time of your application.

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