Is The Uniform Bar Exam Coming To Your State Next?

The push to have the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) replace each state’s own individual version of the test is gaining momentum, and fast. On February 8th, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates adopted a resolution endorsing the adoption of the UBE in all states. The UBE enables test takers to “port” their scores to all other jurisdictions that use the same test.

In all, 21 states now either use the UBE or will begin using it by the end of 2017. The uniform test got a huge boost when New York State adopted it this past May. And the District of Columbia just announced it will also be using the UBE, beginning with this July’s examination. Other states like Massachusetts and New Jersey are also among the states currently considering the switch to the uniform exam.

Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, is among those encouraging states to switch to the UBE. She says that because the UBE “results in a portable score for bar applicants that can be transferred to other [uniform bar] jurisdictions to seek admission, the [uniform bar] increases the opportunity for bar admission for recent graduates and provides them with mobility and flexibility necessary to find employment.”

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