State-by-State Bar Exam Information: Alaska

Bar Information


Key Dates

When is the Bar Exam: 

The last Tue & Wed of February and July

By when is the application for the July exam due?: 

To avoid late fee, May 1 ($800)

(Applications with appropriate late fee accepted until middle of June. Consult Alaska Bar Association website for precise deadlines)

Exam Details

What tests and types of questions are on the bar exam?: 
**NOTE** As of the July 2014 administration, Alaska is a UBE state. 

Written: The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)

Multiple-choice: The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)

PT: The Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

Is it possible to take the written portions of the exam on a laptop computer?: 

Yes, but only at Anchorage location. All applicants who request to take the exam on a laptop will be able to do so.

Are past exam questions and sample answers available?: 

Yes--on the state bar website.

How is the exam scored?: 



What was the first-time taker pass rate for the most recent July bar exam? : 

2012: 78%; 2011: 62%

What was the overall pass rate for all takers of the most recent July bar exam?: 

2012: 69%; 2011: 53%



Admission by Reciprocity

Admission by UBE Transfer

The applicant must also have passed the MPRE with a score of at least 80. 

The information for Alaska comes from the Alaska Law Examiners Committee's website and response to our survey, as well as the National Conference of Bar Examiners' Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements  and annual statistical report.