What is the difference between UBE and MBE?
Furthermore, are all UBE exams the same?
The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is appealing to many bar exam takers due to the portability of scores. States that administer the UBE all administer the same MBE, MEE, and MPT portions. However, there are other factors to consider, meaning all Uniform Bar Exams are not ultimately created equal!
Additionally, how does the UBE work? The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is coordinated by NCBE and is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). It results in a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions.
Considering this, what states accept the MBE?
The 36 jurisdictions that have adopted, or soon will adopt, the UBE are:
Should I take the UBE?
You should not take the UBE if your reasons are along the lines of “maybe this state will be UBE” or “maybe firms will like it because I can be barred in more states.” Your reasons for taking a bar exam in a state should be certain. If you can help it, you want to sit for the least amount of bar exams.