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Arkansas Adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

Arkansas has adopted the UBE. Examinees who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions. Arkansas will administer the UBE starting with the February 2020 exam. It will begin accepting transferred UBE scores from other UBE jurisdictions in October 2019.

February 2019 MBE Mean Score Increases

The national Multistate Bar Examination mean score for February 2019 was 134.0, an increase of about 1.2 points from the February 2018 mean of 132.8. The February 2019 results represent the first increase in the February mean score since February 2013. 21,316 examinees sat for the MBE in February 2019, an increase of about 1% […]

NCBE Launches New Study Aids eLearning Platform

On March 25, 2019, the National Conference of Bar Examiners will begin offering its high-quality, affordable study aids in a new mobile-friendly eLearning platform that will provide authentic bar exam and MPRE practice questions with interactive learning features and an improved user experience. In addition to the new eLearning features, the study aids have been […]

2019 Off to a Great Start for the Testing Task Force’s Study

2019 is off to a great start for the Testing Task Force’s study thanks to everyone who participated in the January and February stakeholder focus groups facilitated by ACS Ventures  (at the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the UBE Forum in San Antonio, the ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, and the LSAC & […]

Texas adopts the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

Texas has adopted the UBE. Examinees who take the UBE earn a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions. Texas will administer the UBE starting with the February 2021 exam. The date on which Texas will begin accepting transferred UBE scores from other UBE jurisdictions is yet to be […]