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New Jersey Adopts UBE

On April 14, 2016, Chief Judge Stuart Rabner announced that New Jersey is adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) effective February 2017.

General Information

Description of UBE Administered in NJ

From the NJBar Examiners Website:

  • The UBE is administered on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. 
    • The February 2019 bar exam is scheduled for, February 26-27, 2019
    • The July 2019 bar exam is scheduled for July 30-31, 2019.
  • Applicants must take all three portions of the UBE in the same jurisdiction to earn a portable UBE score. The UBE is administered on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July and the test is administered as follows: 

Tuesday Schedule

7:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and seat check in
9:00 am – 9:30 am Instructions
9:30 am – 12:30 pm MPT
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Break – one hour
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Instructions (applicants must be seated for instructions)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm MEE

Wednesday Schedule

7:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and seat check in
9:00 am – 9:30 am Instructions
9:30 am – 12:30 pm MBE morning session – 100 questions
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Break – one hour
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Instructions (applicants must be seated for instructions)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm MBE afternoon session – 100 questions

Subjects Covered on the UBE

Components of the Uniform Bar Exam

Official Information Subjects Questions
♦ Civil Procedure
♦ Constitutional Law
♦ 
Contracts 
– Includes UCC Art. 2
♦ Criminal Law & Procedure
♦ Evidence
♦ Real Property
♦ Torts
• 200 multiple choice
• Questions evenly distributed among the seven subjects
• Two three-hour sessions

All of the subjects above, plus:

♦ Business Associations
♦ Conflict of Laws
♦ Family Law
♦ Trusts and Estates
♦ UCC 2 (Secured Transactions)

• Six 30-minute essays
• Any combination of possible subjects
 
♦ Problem solving
♦ Legal Analysis and Reasoning
♦ Factual Analysis
♦ Communication
♦ Organization and Management of a legal task
♦ Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas
• Two 90-minute exercises
• Tests "fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation."

MBE, MEE, and MPT Background and Basics