Utah Bar Exam Information

In order to be admitted to the Colorado Bar association, applicants must achieve a passing score on the two-day Universal Bar Exam. This exam is offered twice a year.


Exam Dates:

Feb 21-22, 2023 & July 25-26 2023
Exam Type:Two-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) with multiple choice and long-form questions
Location:Salt Lake City and Sandy, UT
Application Fee:$550 / $850
On-Motion Application Fee:$850
Filing Deadline:Oct 1, 2022
Late Filing Deadline:Oct 15, 2022 / Nov 1, 2022
Late Fee:$100 / $300

When is the 2023 Utah Bar Exam?

The Utah Bar Exam usually takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. See the Utah State Bar website for updated information.

Where is the Utah Bar Exam Located?

The Utah Bar Exam usually takes place at one of two venues:

  • Utah Law and Justice Center, 645 S. 200 E.,Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 State St., Sandy, UT 84070 (July exams only)

The Utah State Bar will advise applicants of the exact location of an upcoming exam on its website or via email.

How much does the Utah Bar Exam cost?

First-time and repeat student examinees pay a fee of $550 while first-time and repeat attorney examinees pay a fee of $850.

The filing deadline for the Feb 2023 exam is October 1, 2023.

Late filings are accepted with a fee of $150 for applications received from Oct 1 to Oct 15 and $300 for applications received from Oct 15 to Nov 1.

For the July 2023 exam, the initial filing deadline is March, 1, the late filing deadline is March 15, and the final filing deadline is Apr 1, 2023.

Laptops may be used for a fee of $150 (optional).

An NCBE character report and other administrative fees may apply.

The Utah State Bar provides detailed information about the application process on its website.

What subjects are tested on the Utah Bar Exam?

MBE Subjects:

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

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Subjects:

  • Agency
  • Commercial Paper
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Corporations
  • Family Law
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Partnerships
  • Secured Transactions
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Plus all MBE subjects

Multistate Performance Test:

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

What is the format of the Utah Bar Exam like?

The Utah Bar Exam follows a two-day UBE format:

Day 1:

  • Morning: six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions
  • Afternoon: two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions

Day 2:

  • Morning: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions
  • Afternoon: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions

What is the minimum MPRE score needed to take the Utah Bar exam?

Utah requires a minimum scaled MPRE score of 86 to be obtained within two years of admission.

How is the Utah Bar Exam Graded?

The MEE and MPT essay scores are scaled to the MBE multiple-choice questions. The exam is weighted as follows:

  • MBE 50%
  • MPT 20%
  • MEE 30%

Scores from all sections are combined, and a grade of 270 or higher is required to pass the exam.

When are the Utah Bar scores released?

Results of the Utah Bar Exam are usually released two months after the exam.

Can I transfer my MBE scores from another jurisdiction?

Utah will allow the applicant to transfer an MBE scaled score from a concurrent exam only.

What is the Utah Reciprocity Agreement like?

A member in good standing of a reciprocating state bar may be admitted on motion if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for 5 of the 7 years preceding the application and is a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school.

How can I contact the Utah State Bar?

Utah State Bar Office Of Admissions

Utah State Bar
Office of Admissions
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3834
Phone: (801) 257-5518
Fax: (801) 531-0660
Email: adm@utahbar.org
Web: www.utahbar.org

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