Alaska Bar Exam Info
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Alaska Bar Exam Format
The Alaska Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Alaska bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) and the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”). You will have three hours to answer two MPT questions. You will have three hours to answer the six MEE questions.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Alaska bar exam. The MBE is a multiple-choice test containing 200 questions. The MBE is split into a morning and afternoon session. Each session consists of 100 questions. You have three hours to complete each session.
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Alaska Bar Admissions
Alaska Bar Association
P.O. Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279
Alaska MPRE Score Requirement
Alaska requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 80 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Alaska.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Alaska bar exam, you must score at least 280 out of 400. This equates to 140, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. Alaska’s score requirement is one of the top five highest score requirements in the country. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. Alaska makes bar exam results available approximately 90 days after the exam.
Upon motion, the State of Alaska allows for admission to the Alaska Bar without sitting for the bar exam, upon fulfillment of several conditions that include:
- having obtained an initial law degree from an approved law school;
- having passed a written bar exam required by another reciprocal jurisdiction; and
- having practiced law in one or more United States jurisdictions for five of the past seven years.
If an applicant fulfills all of the other requirements and has attained a scaled UBE score of at least 280 in another jurisdiction within 5 years before the date of their application to the Alaska Bar Association, then the applicant may be admitted to the Alaska Bar Association.
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