March 2019 MPRE

19,138 March 2019 MPRE Examinees

Number of MPRE Examinees 2015–2019

Number of MPRE examinees March 2015: 23,160; August 2015: 16,800; November 2015: 19,601; March 2016: 19,823; August 2016: 16,480; November 2016: 19,821 March 2017: 20,260; August 2017: 17,326; November 2017: 20,798 March 2018: 20,346; March 2019: 19,138

March 2019 MPRE Mean Score 93.8 (score scale 50–150)

MPRE Mean Score 2015–2019

MPRE Mean Scores March 2015: 94.6; August 215: 92.9; November 2015: 97.3; March 2016: 93.5; August 2016: 92.0; November 2016: 93.5 March 2017: 92.7; August 2017: 93.7; November 2017: 94.1; March 2018: 94.7; March 2019: 93.8

Standard Deviations
  March August November
2015 17.4 16.9 17.5
2016 17.6 17.7 17.3
2017 17.1 18.0 17.4
2018 17.9 17.8 18.2
2019 17.9

MPRE scores are reported on a scale ranging from 50 to 150. The values reflect valid scores available electronically as of 7/24/19 on both standard and alternative forms of the MPRE.


2019 Annual Bar Admissions Conference

May 2–5, 2019, San Francisco, California

The 2019 NCBE Annual Bar Admissions Conference drew 381 attendees representing 54 jurisdictions, including 39 state Supreme Court justices and 98 first-time conference attendees. Among the attendees were 42 speakers who presented at 22 sessions over the course of the conference. For details about the sessions, see this issue’s conference summary.

Icons showing the stats from the Annual Conference: 381 attendees, 98 first-time attendees, 54 jurisdictions represented; 42 speakers, 39 state supreme court justices, 22 sessions


36 UBE Jurisdictions

Map of the United States showing jurisdictions (orange) that have adopted the UBE.  Visit the NCBE website at www.ncbex.org/exams/ube for a current list of UBE jurisdictions

33 jurisdictions currently administer the UBE.

3 jurisdictions will begin administering the UBE at a future administration (Arkansas, February 2020; Ohio, July 2020; Texas, February 2021).

Note: The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) results in a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions.

In what order did jurisdictions adopt the UBE?

Jurisdictions listed in order of year of adoption of the UBE. 2010: Missouri, North Dakota; 2011: Washington, Alabama, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona; 2012: Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Wyoming; 2013: New Hampshire, Minnesota, Alaska; 2015: Kansas, New York, Iowa, Vermont, New Mexico; 2016: North Carolina, DC, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon; 2017: Maine, Virgin Islands, North Carolina, Maryland; 2018: Tennessee, Rhode Island, Illinois, Ohio; 2019: Texas, Arkansas

Note: UBE jurisdictions are listed in order of adoption, not in order of first administration.

NCBE’s Testing Task Force

Icons showing the stats of the Testing Task Force. 30 Listening Sessions, 400 Listening Sessions Participants, 53 Jurisdictions distributing practice analysis surveyFrom November 2018 through June 2019, over 400 people from across the country participated in 30 in-person and virtual stakeholder listening sessions conducted by NCBE’s Testing Task Force to gather feedback on NCBE’s current tests.

As of July 31, 2019, 53 jurisdictions have agreed to distribute the Task Force’s nationwide practice analysis survey to its attorneys.

Read more about the Task Force’s stakeholder listening sessions and practice analysis survey in this issue’s Quarterly Update.