The Smart Guide to the Alabama Bar Exam

A Guide to Mastering the Alabama Bar Exam

Alabama Bar Exam Format

UBE Bar Exam Sections

Alabama is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. All UBE jurisdictions use the same 3 sections:

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Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

200 multiple choice
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Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

6 essays
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Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

2 writing assignments

Alabama Bar Exam Dates

Feb. 2023 exam: February 21-22, 2023
July 2023 exam: July 25-26, 2023

*The Alabama Bar Exam takes place on the last Tuesday & Wednesday of February and July.

How to Prepare for
the Alabama Bar Exam

(FREE Study Guides)

Click the links above for FREE study guides covering each section of the bar exam.

Contact Info

Alabama State Bar
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101

Website:      https://www.alabar.org/admissions/
Phone:        (334) 269-1515
Fax:             (334) 261-6310
Email:         admit@alabar.org

Frequency Charts

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Subjects Tested on Alabama Bar Exam

MEE Essay Subjects

  1. Business Associations (Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, LLC’s)
  2. Civil Procedure
  3. Conflict of Laws
  4. Constitutional Law
  5. Contracts
  6. Criminal Law & Procedure
  7. Evidence
  8. Family Law
  9. Real Property
  10. Secured Transactions
  11. Torts
  12. Trusts & Future Interests
  13. Wills & Estates

MBE Subjects

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real property
  7. Torts

Minimum Passing Score

For Alabama, the UBE minimum passing score is 260.

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

YES

Online course on Alabama law is required for applicants seeking admission by examination or by UBE score transfer.

This jurisdiction-specific component is given separately from the bar exam.