Ultimate Guide to Nebraska State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Nebraska bar exam prep.

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

*Updated February 2024

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Nebraska State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Nebraska State Bar Association was formed in 1937. It is a mandatory association for those with a license to practice law in Nebraska. Current law students are allowed free membership.

Nebraska is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Nebraska first administered the UBE in February 2012.

Nebraska State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2023 (204 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 70%
First-Time Pass Rate: 74%
Repeat Pass Rate: 36%

February 2023 (66 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 41%
First-Time Pass Rate: 42%
Repeat Pass Rate: 40%

February 2022

Overall Pass Rate: 61%
First-Time Pass Rate: 67%
Repeat Pass Rate: 59%

July 2021

Overall Pass Rate: 72%
First-Time Pass Rate: 73%
Repeat Pass Rate: 56%

Nebraska Bar Review Courses

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NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
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Nebraska Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered twice each year in Nebraska (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


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


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

Nebraska Bar Exam Application

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

Nebraska State Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:
Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-5241

Phone number:  (402) 471-3092

Email: nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov

Nebraska 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

Nebraska Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in Nebraska is 270/400. 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 Nebraska is 85/150.

Nebraska Bar Review Course

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Nebraska bar exam results released?

Nebraska bar exam results are usually posted six weeks after the exam date. February bar exam results are normally posted in April. July bar exam results are normally posted in September.

Can I see my Nebraska bar exam score?

If you passed the Nebraska bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score. If you fail the exam, your essays will be accessible. Follow instructions provided by Nebraska when you receive your score notification.

Can I appeal to have my Nebraska bar exam re-graded?


How many times can I take the bar exam in Nebraska?

You can retake the UBE without any limit in Nebraska.

Nebraska Bar Exam Reciprocity

Applicants seeking admission to the Nebraska State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.

If you are part of a bar in any of the states, territories, or jurisdictions in the United States, you are able to have reciprocity with the State of Nebraska if approved by the Board. In order to be eligible for admittance to the Nebraska State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:

  • Have a Certificate of Good Standing from last state
  • Have proof of active legal standing in at least five of the last seven years
  • Complete educational requirements of Nebraska

Law Schools in Nebraska

Here’s a list of law schools in Nebraska.

Nebraska College of Law

  • Founded: 1869
  • Located: Lincoln, NE
  • Enrollment: about 400
  • Tuition Cost: $31,620 View tuition breakdown
  • Bar Passage Rate: 86%
  • ABA Accredited: Yes
  • Website: law.unl.edu

Creighton University School of Law