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Bar Exam Guide: New Mexico

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the New Mexico Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


New Mexico is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 3 years old. In addition, New Mexico considers the following jurisdictions reciprocal and allows attorneys to be admitted on motion if, among other things, the attorney has engaged in the active practice of law for no fewer than five of the seven years immediately preceding their application: 

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

Where to find more information:

New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners

The University of New Mexico School of Law Bar Exam Web Page