Alaska Bar Exam

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Alaska Bar Association

P.O. Box 100279
550 W. 7th Ave
Suite 1900
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-272-7469
Fax: 907-272-2932
Email: info@alaskabar.org
www.alaskabar.org


BAR EXAM DATES AND FORMAT

The Alaska bar exam is a two–day exam consisting of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

2016 Winter:  February 23 - 24

2016 Summer: July 26 - 27

Day 1: Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions and two 90-minute Multistate PerformanceTest (MPT) questions.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice exam.


SUBJECTS TESTED


MBE Subjects: 

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts

MEE Essay Subjects:

  • Business Associations (Agency, Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies)
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (including Article 2 and Revised Article for UCC)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates, Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Secured Transactions)

Multistate Performance Test: 

“Closed universe” practical problem using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.


MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam)

A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission.


FILING FEES AND DEADLINES

Applications must be postmarked by December 1st for the February exam and by May 1st for the July exam.

Late filing is allowed until January 15th and June 15th respectively.

Exam fee: $800.
Late filing exam fee:
December 15th/May 15th $825;
January 15th/June 15th $900


RECIPROCITY

Alaska has an admission without examination rule, with reciprocity provisions, for attorney applicants. Applicant must have taken and passed a UBE exam and engaged in the active practice of law in one or more states, territories, or D.C. for five of the seven years immediately preceding the date of application. The applicant must also have passed the MPRE and meet other admission requirements.


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