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Admission Requirements: Exam Applicants

Admission by Examination

The Alabama Bar Examination consists of the Uniform Bar Examination (Multistate Essay Examination, Multistate Performance Test, and Multistate Bar Examination). Applicants who are certified and take the Alabama Bar Examination must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Achieve a passing score of 260 or higher on the Alabama Bar Examination;
  • Successfully complete (score of 75 or higher) the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) within the timeframe prescribed by the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar (see Rule VI(B).E.);
  • Certification of the Committee on Character & Fitness; and
  • Complete the online course on Alabama law (access to online course granted approximately 7-10 days after bar exam for those who sit for exam).
Limitation on Examinations

There is no limit on the number of times an applicant may be examined for admission to the Alabama State Bar. See Rule IV.C.