The Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, is administered in many jurisdictions across the United States, including New York. If the UBE will be part of your process to becoming a licensed attorney, you’ll want to make sure you know all of the following UBE dates. Mark these UBE dates on your calendar now. That way you’ll be registered on time and ready with plenty of time to focus on what matters most: studying.
And if you’re not sure if your state uses the UBE, check out this helpful map. More and more states are opting to use the UBE, so you just might be in luck! Let’s look at some important UBE dates for you to remember.
UBE Registration Deadlines
As part of registering for the UBE, you’ll have to create an account with the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). (Good news: if you’ve already registered for or taken the MPRE, then you’ve already created an account.) The tricky part about the deadline to register for the UBE is that it depends on the jurisdiction where you’re taking the exam. Even though the UBE is a uniform exam, each jurisdiction still has a board of bar examiners that you have to register with to take the exam.
You’ll need to look at your jurisdiction’s board of bar examiners site to determine the exact registration dates for you. You can start by looking up your jurisdiction on the the NCBE Jurisdiction Information site. You should also view your jurisdiction’s specific website to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
The Uniform Bar exam is administered over two days on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in both February and July every year. The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) are always administered on Tuesday. The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is always administered on Wednesday.
The UBE Test dates for 2017 and 2018 are:
- July 25 and July 26, 2017
- February 27 and February 28, 2018
- July 24 and July 25, 2018
Most law students take the bar exam after the semester they finish law school. This ensures that law school knowledge is fresh but studying for the bar doesn’t compete with classes. If you’re going to follow this approach, go ahead and mark the appropriate dates in your calendar from the list above.
While studying for and taking the bar exam is a daunting task, with plenty of preparation you’ll be fine.
The UBE is used in many jurisdictions across the country. Each jurisdiction has a separate registration process, so be sure to look at your particular jurisdiction’s website to get the exact registration deadlines. But no matter your jurisdiction, the UBE test dates are the same everywhere—look at the UBE dates above and mark your UBE dates on your calendar!
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