New Mexico Bar Exam Information

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New Mexico Bar Exam Format

Overview

The New Mexico Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).

Day 1

The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the New Mexico 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.

Day 2

The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the New Mexico 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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  3. MBEQuestionBank.com  – Online question bank with over 2500 simulated MBE questions.

Exam Dates

  • February 26 – 27. 2019
  • July 30 – 31, 2019
  • February 25 – 26. 2020

New Mexico Bar Admissions

New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners
20 First Plaza Center NW, Suite 7109
Albuquerque, NM 87102

New Mexico MPRE Score Requirement

New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the New Mexico bar exam, you must score at least 260 of 400, which is 130 on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. New Mexico makes February bar exam results available by mid-April, and the July bar exam results by mid-September.

Reciprocity

The State of New Mexico has reciprocity by UBE score of at least 260 attained within the prior 36 months or by motion for admission of an attorney from a reciprocal jurisdiction, where all other applicable admission requirements are also fulfilled.

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New Mexico Bar Exam Subjects

New Mexico Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts, Wills, and Estates
  • UCC Article 2 – Secured Transactions
  • All MBE Subjects

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Torts
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New Mexico Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201670%27%64%
February 201681%45%69%
July 201578%14%72%
February 201590%43%80%
July 201488%57%84%
February 201488%43%81%
July 201388%25%81%
February 201395%45%85%
July 201289%43%84%
February 201290%55%83%

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