Minnesota Bar Exam Information
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Minnesota Bar Exam Format
The Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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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Minnesota Bar Admissions
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Minnesota MPRE Score Requirement
Minnesota requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 85 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Minnesota.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Minnesota bar exam, you must score at least 260. This equates to 130, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MPT 20%, MEE 30%, and MBE 50%. Minnesota makes bar exam results available approximately two months after the exam.
Basically, attorneys having a first law degree from an American Bar Association-approved law school and who fulfill the requirements for admission to the Minnesota bar may have admission on motion based on criteria including:
- the number of years they practiced law in another jurisdiction; or
- their score of at least 145 on the MBE that resulted in their admission to another bar; or
- their score of at least 260 on the UBE in another jurisdiction within the prior 36 months.
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