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Bar Exam Guide: Missouri

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the Missouri Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


Missouri considers the following jurisdictions reciprocal and an attorney may be admitted on motion if they have, among other things, engaged in the active practice of law for five of the ten years preceding the date that their application is filed:

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

Where to find more information:

Missouri Board of Law Examiners

University of Missouri Law School Library Research Guide