Utah Bar Exam Information

The Bar exam in Utah is held each year in February and July.

The exam lasts two days.   On the first day, there are two sessions each consisting of:

1) one Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

2) four essay questions.

On day two, the Multistate Bar Exam is administered.

In total, the two-day bar exam, consists of –

  • the six-hour multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), weighted 50%;
  • two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) problems, weighted 18%, and
  • The successful applicant must achieve a combined scaled score of 270 out of 400 possible points. Applicants also must pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) with a scaled score of 86 within two years of passing the bar exam.

The following subjects may be tested on the Utah bar exam:

  • administrative law
  • business associations (agency, partnerships, corporations, LLCs)
  • civil procedure (Utah and federal)
  • conflict of laws
  • constitutional law (Utah and federal)
  • contracts, including UCC Article 2 sales
  • creditor/debtor law, including bankruptcy
  • criminal law and procedure
  • ethics (professional responsibility) (Utah Rules of Professional Conduct)
  • evidence (Utah and federal)
  • family law
  • real property
  • torts
  • UCC Articles 2 (sales), 3 (negotiable instruments), & 9 (secured transactions)
  • wills, trusts, decedents’ estates, future interests, and estate planning (including tax aspects).

Apart from all other requirements, all applicants to the Utah State Bar must have a J.D. from an A.B.A. law school.

Inside Utah Bar Exam Information