Uniform Bar Exam

Massachusetts Policies, Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning July 1, 2018

First UBE AdministrationJuly 2018
Minimum passing UBE score270 or higher
Date Massachusetts will begin accepting transferred-in UBE scoresJuly 1, 2018
Maximum age of acceptable UBE transfer scores36 months
Massachusetts Law Component RequirementEffective March 1, 2018
Massachusetts Law Component RequirementApplicable to all Petitioners for Admission to the Massachusetts bar

Bar Examination

February 2017 Bar Exam:

      Results for the February 2017 bar exam were released via email on April 19, 2017.  The list of passing petitioners  can be found on the Bar Exam Pass List .  Click on law school statistics pdf format of February 2017 statistics
for February 2017 statistics.

July 2017 Bar Exam:

      Exam Dates: Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27, 2017

      Exam Locations:

Boston: Seaport World Trade Center 200 Seaport Blvd., , Boston, MA 02110

Springfield: Western New England University School of Law 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119

Petition for Admission by Examination:   The July 2017 Massachusetts Petition for Admission by Examination is now available. The Petition for Admission by Examination for the July 2017 exam must be received by close of business May 12, 2017.  

Email Notices will be sent to all applicants which will contain important information regarding policies and seating assignments for the July 2017 bar exam.  Applicants should check their inbox for these emails in June 2017.  

For more information, see  Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs

Future Exam DatesTest Dates
July 2017July 26-27, 2017
February 2018February 28- March 1, 2018
July 2018- Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) First Administration in MAJuly 24-25, 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Grading Information

Information regarding the grading process of the Massachusetts bar exam can be found here pdf format of scoring information
.   See Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs for more information.