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Bar Exam Guide: New Hampshire

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the New Hampshire Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


New Hampshire is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 3 years old or up to 5 years old if the applicant has been engaged in the practice of law for at least two of the three years immediately preceding the transfer application filing date. In addition, New Hampshire considers the following jurisdictions reciprocal and an attorney may be admitted on motion if, among other things, the attorney has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years immediately preceding the date of their application: 

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

Where to find more information:

New Hampshire Judicial Branch

University of New Hampshire School of Law Bar Exam Research Guide