Ultimate Guide to Alaska State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Alaska Bar Exam prep.

Pass Rates · Bar Review Courses · Format · Essay Topics · Schedule · Dates · Location · Application Fees & Deadlines · What to Bring · Scores & Grading · Results · Reciprocity · Law Schools · Groups · Other Resources

*Updated January 2024

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Alaska State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Alaska Bar Association was formed in 1955. Alaska is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Alaska first administered the UBE in July 2014.

Alaska State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2023 (52 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 58%
First-Time Pass Rate: 64%
Repeat Pass Rate: 25%

February 2023 (36 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 75%
First-Time Pass Rate: 77%
Repeat Pass Rate: 71%

February 2022 (43 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 56%
First-Time Pass Rate: 64%
Repeat Pass Rate: 40%

July 2021 (62 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 58%
First-Time Pass Rate: 70%
Repeat Pass Rate: 8.3%

Alaska Bar Review Courses

Compare top Alaska Bar Exam prep courses from Crushendo, Barbri, Themis, Kaplan, AmeriBar, and BarMax.

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NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
Audio Flashcards
250+ Mnemonics
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Alaska Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The UBE is administered twice each year in Alaska (in February and July). The examination is administered over two days in four, three-hour sessions. The UBE has three parts: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).


The MBE is a six-hour test and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test your understanding across seven subjects. Your MBE score comprises 50% of your overall UBE score.

Watch Crushendo’s free MBE tips video.


The MEE consists of six 30-minute legal essays. The MEE makes up 30% of your score.

Essay topics may include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, Unincorporated Business Entities, Wills and Estates, etc.

Crushendo offers the most recent MEE questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MEE tips video.


The MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks where you analyze and apply laws to specific scenarios. The MPT makes up 20% of your score. Crushendo offers the most recent MPT questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MPT tips video.

What’s the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) tests your understanding of established standards of conduct for lawyers. The MPRE is administered three times each year (in March, August, and November). The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is two hours long. Check out this MPRE Tips video!

Upcoming Bar Exam Schedule, Dates, Location


Morning Afternoon
Day 1 MEE (3 hours) MPT (3 hours)
Day 2 MBE (3 hours) MBE (3 hours)


  • July 30–31, 2024
  • February 25–26, 2025


Exams are administered in three locations: Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.

Alaska Bar Exam Application

Are you interested in taking the Alaska State bar exam? Here’s some basic information on applying to take the Alaska bar exam.

Alaska State Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

Alaska Bar Association
840 K Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Alaska Bar Association
PO Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279

Phone: 907-272-7469
Fax: 907-272-2932
Email: info@alaskabar.org

Alaska Bar Exam: What to Bring

What to bring

  • Your current driver’s license.
  • Your Bar Examination Identification & Certification Card that has your photo, NCBE number, and examinee number.

Important notes

  • You need to have these items with you for each of the four testing sessions.
  • Laptop testers should not bring their laptop in a case or bag.

Prohibited items

  • Any item that can connect to the internet
  • Any item that can record audio or video
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Briefcases
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Notes
  • Phones
  • Food or drink
  • Purses
  • Radios
  • Rulers
  • Scratch papers
  • Study materials

Alaska Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in Alaska is 280/400. Scores of the three tests comprising the UBE are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total UBE score
  • MEE = 30%
  • MPT = 20%

*A passing score for the MPRE in Alaska is 80/150.

Alaska Bar Review Course

Crushendo’s comprehensive UBE Suite comes with everything you need to crush the Alaska bar exam.

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 1,750+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Attack Outlines
  • Audio Flashcards
  • Lifetime Access

Alaska Bar Exam Results

View lists of those who passed the Alaska State Bar Exam, posted on the Alaska State Bar Association’s website:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Alaska Bar Exam results released?

Results will be released approximately 90 days after the exam.

Can I see my Alaska Bar Exam score?

If you passed the Alaska Bar Exam, you won’t be able to see your score.

Can I appeal to have my Alaska Bar Exam re-graded?


How many times can I take the Alaska Bar Exam?

There is no limit to how many times you can take the UBE in Alaska.

Alaska Bar Exam Reciprocity

Attorneys can be admitted to the Alaska State Bar if they meet the reciprocity requirements.

The following states have reciprocity with Alaska: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota. Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In order to be eligible for admittance to the Alaska State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:

  • Show proof of being admitted to the bar in a reciprocal state
  • Hold a JD or LLB from an ABA-approved law school
  • Have proof of good standing in the bar in another state
  • Have proof of active legal standing in at least five of the last seven years

Law Schools in Alaska

There are no ABA-approved law schools in Alaska.

Helpful Groups

Here are some Facebook groups you may find helpful before, and after, passing the bar exam: