Vermont Bar Exam Information

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Vermont Bar Exam Format

The Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont 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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Exam Dates

  • February 25-26, 2020
  • July 28-29, 2020
  • February 23-24, 2021
  • July 27-28, 2021

Vermont Bar Admissions

Vermont Board of Bar Examiners
111 State Street, Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701

Vermont MPRE Score Requirement

Vermont 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 Vermont.

Scoring/Grading and Results

A passing score on the Vermont bar exam is a score of at least 270 of 400 points. The MPT is weighted 20%, the MEE is weighted 30%, and the MBE is weighted 50%. Vermont makes bar exam results available approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the exam.


Basically, if a lawyer has been actively practicing law for 5 of the past 10 years in another United States jurisdiction, then the lawyer could obtain admission to the Vermont Bar without examination.

Generally, a current member of the Maine or New Hampshire Bar who has been actively practicing law in Maine or New Hampshire for the past 3 years can obtain admission to the Vermont Bar without examination.

To obtain admission, such a lawyer or member must attend at least 15 hours of continuing legal education (“CLE”) on Vermont practice and procedure.

An applicant can transfer a MBE scaled score of at least 135 to Vermont, if the MBE was taken concurrently with the Vermont bar exam.

For admission by examination, Vermont has both CLE and experiential (mentorship program) requirements. Vermont will permit admission on a transferred UBE score of 270 within 3 or 5 years after attaining the score.

An attorney may not seek admission without examination if, within the prior 5 years, the attorney has failed the Vermont bar exam or failed to score 270 on any UBE.

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Vermont Bar Exam Subjects

Vermont 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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Vermont Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201873%43%70%
February 201882%17%65%
July 201767%36%62%
February 201775%30%53%
July 201665%75%66%
February 201679%33%61%
July 201560%23%52%
February 201553%0%48%
July 201468%57%66%
February 201484%33%68%

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