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Bar Exam Guide: Connecticut

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the Connecticut Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


Connecticut is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 3 years old. In addition, Connecticut considers the following jurisdictions reciprocal and an attorney may be admitted on motion if, among other things, the attorney has been lawfully engaged in the practice of law as their principal livelihood for at least five out of the ten years immediately preceding the filing of their application:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Where to Find More Information:

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch