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Bar Exam Guide: Utah

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the Utah Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


Utah is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 2 years old or up to 5 years old if the applying attorney can prove by clear and convincing evidence that they have been actively engaged in the full-time practice of law for at least one-half of the time period since the UBE score was earned. In addition, Utah considers the following jurisdictions reciprocal and an attorney may admitted on motion if, among other things, the attorney has actively engaged in the full-time practice of law for sixty of the eighty-four months immediately preceding the date of the application for admission: 

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

Where to find more information:

Utah State Bar

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Bar Exam Web Page