New Hampshire Bar Exam Information
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New Hampshire Bar Exam Format
The New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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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New Hampshire Bar Admissions
Office of Bar Admissions
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
New Hampshire MPRE Score Requirement
New Hampshire requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 78 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in New Hampshire.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the New Hampshire bar exam, you must score at least 270. This equates to 135, 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%. New Hampshire makes bar exam results available approximately 10 weeks after the exam.
New Hampshire provides for admission by motion without examination of an attorney from a reciprocal jurisdiction who, among other things: 1) has been admitted to the reciprocal jurisdiction’s bar by passing its bar exam; or 2) has been practicing law therein for five of the past seven years. Relative to such admission, New Hampshire has requirements for an attorney from Maine or Vermont. Upon fulfilling other requirements, an applicant may obtain admission by motion based on their UBE score transferred from another jurisdiction.
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