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Alaska Bar Association
P.O. Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279
Telephone: (907) 272-7469
Alaska Bar Examiners

Alaska Bar Exam

2013: February 26-28;  July 30-August 1

Alaska Bar Exam Format

The Alaska Bar Exam is a 2 1/2 day test. Days 1 and 3 of the Alaska Bar Exam consist of nine essay questions including three long essays, six short essays, and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test problems. On Day 2 of the Alaska Bar Exam, the: Multistate Bar Exam is administered.  Learn more about AmeriBar's Complete Home Study Course for the Alaska Bar Exam.

Alaska Bar Exam Results

Click here to check the results from a recent Alaska Bar Exam. 

Alaska Bar Exam Grading Info

To determine whether an applicant passes the Alaska Bar Exam, MBE and essay scores averaged. A combined score of 140 is required. Scoring is broken down as follows: The MBE is worth 50% of the scoring; 3 long essays are worth 15%; 6 short essays are worth 22.5%; and the MPT's is worth 12.5% combined.

MPRE Requirements

In addition to successfully passing the Alaska Bar Exam, an applicant must attain a scaled score of 80 on the MPRE.  Click here for more information about AmeriBar's Free Online MPRE Review Course.

Alaska Bar Exam Pass Percentage

Alaska Bar Exam Statewide Pass Percentage

Exam Date

First

Repeat

Total

July 2011

62%

10%

53%

Feb 2011

82%

32%

66%

July 2010

81%

38%

74%

Feb 2010

81%

35%

66%

July 2009

80%

26%

63%

Feb 2009

63%

27%

52%

July 2008

76%

13%

68%

Feb 2008

90%

53%

73%

July 2007

87%

24%

69%

Feb 2007

71%

30%

48%

Alaska Bar Exam MBE Reciprocity

Does not accept MBE from other jurisdictions.

Alaska Bar Exam Reciprocity

To be eligible for admission without taking the Alaska Bar Exam (commonly called reciprocity), the applicant must have taken and passed a written bar exam in a reciprocal state or D.C. and have engaged in the active practice of law for 5 of the 7 years in any jurisdiction preceding application. The applicant must also have passed the MPRE and meet other admission requirements.

Alaska Bar Exam Fees

Click here for a schedule of fees for the Alaska Bar Exam