Universal Bar Examination (UBE) Score Transfer Guide

New Hampshire

Minimum UBE Score


Maximum UBE Score Age

3 years

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

All Jurisdictions

Admission By UBE Transfer to New Hampshire

Understanding the UBE

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is a standardized bar examination designed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). It is composed of three parts: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The UBE is administered over two days and is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should have before becoming licensed to practice law. The UBE score is portable, meaning it can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions, subject to each jurisdiction's specific rules and requirements.

Minimum UBE Score Acceptance in New Hampshire

New Hampshire recognizes the UBE and accepts transferred scores for admission to the state bar. As per the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), the minimum score required for admission in New Hampshire is 270. This score places New Hampshire in the mid to upper range of UBE score requirements across the United States.

Time Limit for UBE Score Transfers

One of the critical aspects of transferring your UBE score is the time limit within which the transfer must occur. In New Hampshire, individuals have a window of three years from the date of their exam to transfer their UBE score for admission consideration. This time frame is relatively standard among UBE jurisdictions but requires careful planning for those who may be nearing the limit. For more details, the PDF document on motion for admission by transferred UBE score provides specific instructions and requirements.

Further details on this component, including study materials and registration information, can be found through the New Hampshire Bar Association's website.

Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Your UBE Score to New Hampshire

  1. Verify Eligibility: Ensure your UBE score meets or exceeds the minimum requirement of 270 and that your score is within the three-year transfer window.
  2. Complete the Jurisdiction-Specific Component: Register and complete the New Hampshire-specific online course to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Application for Admission: Complete the application for admission by transferred UBE score, which can be accessed through the New Hampshire Courts website. The application requires detailed information about your legal education, background, and character and fitness for the practice of law.
  4. Character and Fitness Evaluation: As part of the application process, you will undergo a character and fitness evaluation. This evaluation is a standard procedure in all jurisdictions to ensure that applicants meet the ethical standards required for the practice of law.
  5. Submit Your Application: Once you have completed all the requirements, submit your application along with the necessary fees and any supporting documentation to the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners.
  6. Await Admission: After submitting your application, there will be a waiting period during which your application is reviewed. If successful, you will receive notification of your admission to the New Hampshire Bar.

Additional Resources

Transferring your UBE score to New Hampshire requires careful attention to detail, adherence to specific requirements, and timely action. By following the outlined steps and utilizing the provided resources, Juris Doctors can navigate the process with confidence, ensuring a smooth transition into the New Hampshire legal community. With the right preparation and understanding of the jurisdiction-specific components, applicants can successfully expand their legal practice to New Hampshire, taking advantage of the opportunities that come with being licensed in multiple jurisdictions.

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