Nebraska Bar Exam Information

Nebraska Bar Exam Information


Nebraska State Bar Commission of the NE Supreme Ct.
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506-5241
(402) 471-3091

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Subjects and Topics Tested

Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska bar exam is 270 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 Nebraska 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

Nebraska bar exam results are typically released 6-7 weeks after the exam is administered. The results are mailed to all exam takers.

Bar Exam Format

The Uniform Bar Exam (adopted by Nebraska), 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

To qualify for reciprocal admission, an attorney who has graduated from an ABA approved law school may be admitted on motion in the following situations:

1) passed a comparable non UBE bar exam; or

2) scored at least 270 on the UBE in another jurisdiction; or

3) licensed, active, and in good standing in another state, territory, or district of the United States, met educational qualifications equal to those in Nebraska at the time of admission, and have actively and substantially engaged in the practice of law for 5 of the 7 years immediately preceding the application for admission.

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