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Bar Exam Guide: District of Columbia

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the District of Columbia Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


The District of Columbia is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 5 years old. In addition, the District of Columbia allows attorneys from any U.S. jurisdiction to become members of their bar on motion.

Where to find more information:

District of Columbia Courts

Columbus School of Law - Judge Kathryn J. Dufour Law Library Bar Exam Research Guide