Updated March 09 2023. Originally published March 07 2023
Arizona now has the Highest UBE Score Requirement in the Country at 273
The Alaska Supreme Court reduced the state's passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) from 280 to 270 putting it in line with more than 40% of the 41 states (including D.C.) that administer the exam. Passing scores now range from 260 to 273, with Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, and North Dakota all requiring the 260, and Arizona sitting at the top with a 273.
For candidates interested in applying for admission in Alaska, the doors are wide open if you have scored a 270 or above within the past five years. In fact, if you previously sat for the Alaska Bar Exam because you needed a score of 280 when you already had a score of 270 or higher, you can apply for admission via UBE Transfer if you scored a 270 or above within five years preceding the date of your application.
We realize that the change won't affect many people (when Troy andDamian Piepertook and passed the UBE in Alaska, there were fewer than 100 candidates sitting for the test), but it will certainly benefit a number of people who came in just under 280 within the past five years, and it may inspire others to apply for admission in Alaska. It's a spectacularly beautiful place with great people, and Anchorage is a bustling port city (which generates commercial law jobs).
As a first time bar exam taker, if you don't pass the Uniform Bar Exam after completing Pieper's Full Bar Review Course, you can re-take our next course for free!
Pieper Bar Review teaches students the legal concepts and exam skills necessary for success on the bar exam, and reinforces students’ knowledge through thought-provoking examples and bar exam questions. Pieper’s courses do more than teach the material to students. They enable students to master concepts as they are tested so that students can excel within the time constraints of the exam. The proof that the Pieper teaching method works is found in the success of our former students—now present-day attorneys. Ask them, and you’ll learn why Pieper People Pass.