Connecticut Bar Exam Information

Connecticut Bar Exam Information


Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-4411

(860) 706-5135

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Subjects and Topics Tested

Connecticut is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. The UBE consists of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The Connecticut bar exam may test the following subjects:

MEE Subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Secured Transactions (U.C.C. Article 9)
  • Wills & Estates
  • Trusts

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure (Federal)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (including U.C.C. Art. 2 – Sales)
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Scoring and Grading

A passing score on the Connecticut bar exam is 266 on a 400-point scale. The MBE is weighted 50%. The MEE is weighted 30%, and the MPT is weighted 20%.

Bar Exam Dates

The Connecticut bar exam is administered twice per year – once in February and once in July.

Upcoming Exams

2017: July 25-26

2018: February 27-28 and July 24-25

Bar Exam Results

Connecticut bar exam results are typically released 9-10 weeks after the exam is administered. The names of those applicants who passed is posted on the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee website.

Bar Exam Format

The Uniform Bar Exam (adopted by Connecticut), has the written components on Tuesday and the multiple choice component (MBE) on Wednesday

Tuesday
During the 3-hour morning session, 2 MPT questions are administered. This allows an average of 1.5 hours to complete each. During the three-hour afternoon session, 6 MEE questions are administered, allowing an average of 1.5 hours to answer each essay question.

Wednesday
100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour afternoon session.

Reciprocity

Connecticut restricts reciprocal admission to lawyers from reciprocal jurisdictions that fulfill all applicable requirements. Connecticut will accept a transferred UBE score of 266 attained within the prior 3 years.

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