Nebraska

Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, you are strongly advised to consult the jurisdiction's bar admission agency directly for the most current information.
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The information provided on this page is drawn from the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements ("Guide"). Links are provided to specific charts in the Guide; each chart is followed by jurisdiction-specific supplemental remarks. Please consult both the chart and its remarks for complete information. NOTE: The Guide is updated on an annual basis, while the website is updated throughout the year. The website supersedes the Guide where the two differ. (Website jurisdiction information last updated Nov 02, 2016.)

Bar Exam Eligibility, Deadlines, and Fees

  • ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required: Yes See Chart 3
  • Foreign Law Graduate Eligibility: No
  • Bar Exam Application Filing Deadlines: See Chart 6
  • Bar Exam Application Fees: See Chart 7

UBE Adoption

  • UBE Adoption: Yes
  • UBE First Administration Date: February 2013
  • UBE Minimum Passing Score: 270
  • UBE Jurisdiction-Specific Component: No

Admission on Transferred UBE Score

  • Admission on Transferred UBE Score: Yes
  • Effective Date: January 2013
  • Minimum Score: 270
  • Maximum Score Age: 5 years, See Chart 10
  • Jurisdiction-Specific Component: No
  • UBE Score Services

Nebraska Bar Exam Components

  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE): Yes
  • The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE): Yes
  • The Multistate Performance Test (MPT): Yes
  • Jurisdiction-Drafted Exam: No

MPRE Requirements

Character and Fitness Investigations

NCBE hosts the online application but does not conduct investigations for applicants in this jurisdiction. Please contact Nebraska for filing instructions and all questions regarding application content. Access the application by logging in to your NCBE Account.

Admission on Motion

Admission Solely on Transferred MBE Score

  • Admission Solely on Transferred MBE Score: No

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Bar Admission Agency
Nebraska Supreme Court
Attorney Services Division

3806 Normal Blvd.

Lincoln, NE 68506-5240

Phone: (402) 471-3091

Fax: (402) 471-2512

Email: nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov

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