Does it Matter Where to Take the UBE?
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. You will receive a score that can then, in most cases, be transferred to another UBE jurisdiction. If you have achieved a passing score according to the score set by the state you seek to transfer to, you can be eligible for admission to the bar without taking a new state’s bar exam (though you will still have to complete their other licensing requirements, including perhaps passing a state law portion of the exam, passing character and fitness/the MPRE, paying fees, etc.)
Thus, many bar exam takers may think that it doesn’t matter where to take the UBE; that they can take it in any state and transfer freely. However, there are other factors to consider, meaning all Uniform Bar Exams are not ultimately created equal!
If you are considering the UBE and wondering whether it matters where to take it, this post is for you! We will go through factor you should consider outside of the actual test questions themselves, which could make certain states’ UBEs more appealing to you. Continue reading Does it Matter Where to Take the UBE?