State-by-State Bar Exam Information: New Hampshire
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Effective February 2014, New Hampshire will become a Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) jurisdiction, meaning it will administer only tests from the National Conference of Bar Examiners--the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).
Because New Hampshire is a UBE jurisdiction, consult www.ncbex.org for information on tested subjects.
Since New Hampshire uses only multistate tests and in February 2014 will become a UBE jurisdiction, past questions are available only from the National Conference of Bar Examiners at www.ncbex.org.
The written portion (performance tests, 20%, and MEE essays, 30%) and the MBE are each weighted at 50%.
2012: 88%; 2011: 80%
2012: 86%; 2011: 77%
Yes, but concurrent examination only
An applicant who earned a UBE score within three years can be admitted without taking the exam. Consult the New Hampshire bar website or contact the office directly for more details.
For applicants from non-UBE states:
Yes, but only if the applicant has practiced law for five of the last seven years in a jurisdiction with which New Hampshire has reciprocity. Lawyers from Maine and Vermont may be admitted after three years of practice. Please consult the jurisdiction directly for more detailed information on admission by motion.