Graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Law permits students to take the bar examination in any of the fifty states as long as the particular state requirements are satisfied. College of Law alumni have established very good pass rates for examinations in Nebraska and in other states. Bar admission requirements for all states are available on the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) website.
All states assess the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the bar. Applicants to law school who believe past conduct might affect their admission to the bar in a state in which they intend to practice should contact the board of bar examiners in that state.
Applicants for admission to the bar in Nebraska must pass the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and must undergo a character and fitness assessment by the Nebraska State Bar Commission. The UBE is administered twice each year – at the end of February and at the end of July. The UBE consists of the Multistate Performance Test, the Multistate Essay Examination and the Multistate Bar Examination. The score from the UBE taken in Nebraska may be transferred to other states requiring the UBE. However, an applicant to another state must comply with that state’s application requirements, including a character and fitness assessment.
The MPRE is administered in November, March and August each year. It is common for students to take the MPRE while they are in law school unless the state where they intend to practice requires otherwise.
For further information on the UBE link to www.ncbex.org.