Massachusetts Bar Examination

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Massachusetts Bar Examination
COVID-19 Information
Bar Examination Status Postponed[1]
The bar exam has been postponed until fall, on dates to be determined.

as of March 30, 2020

Administered by Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners
ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required No
Graduate of foreign law school eligible to take the bar examination Yes
Winter Testing: February
Summer Testing: July
Requires Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)? Yes
UBE Minimum Passing Score 270
Additional Components required prior to admission Online multiple-choice test
Maximum Age of Transferred UBE Score 3 years36.0 months <br />
Requires Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)? Yes
Accepts Multistate Bar Examination Transfers?
Requires Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)? Yes
Requires Multistate Performance Test (MPT)? Yes
Requires Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)? Yes
MPRE Minimum Passing Score 85
Testing Location Cities Boston
First-Time Taker Pass Rate 76%
Repeat Taker Pass Rate 24%
Annual Test Takers Quantity 1852
NCBE profile link