Michigan

IMPORTANT: Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, you are strongly advised to consult the jurisdiction's bar admission agency directly for the most current information. Note that many jurisdictions are making emergency changes to rules, policies, and exam administrations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit NCBE COVID-19 Updates for more information.

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The information provided on this page is drawn from the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements. 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. (Information last updated Oct 15, 2021.)

Bar Exam Eligibility, Deadlines, and Fees

  • ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required: No See Chart 3
  • Foreign Law Graduate Eligibility: No
  • Bar Exam Application Filing Deadlines: See Chart 9
  • Bar Exam Application Fees: See Chart 9

UBE Adoption

  • UBE Adoption: Yes
  • UBE First Administration Date:
  • UBE Minimum Passing Score: TBD
  • UBE Jurisdiction-Specific Component: TBD

Admission on Transferred UBE Score

  • Admission on Transferred UBE Score: Yes
  • Effective Date:
  • Minimum Score: TBD
  • Maximum Score Age: 3 years
  • Jurisdiction-Specific Component: TBD
  • UBE Score Services

Michigan Bar Exam Components

  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE): Yes
  • The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE): Yes
  • The Multistate Performance Test (MPT): Yes
  • Jurisdiction-Drafted Exam: Yes See Chart 7

MPRE Requirements

Character and Fitness Investigations

NCBE provides character and fitness services for the following applicant types in Michigan:

  • Attorney
  • Foreign-Educated/Foreign-Licensed
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Admission on Motion

  • Admission on Motion: Yes See Chart 12 and Chart 13
  • Number of Years of Practice Required: 3 of past 5

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Bar Admission Agency
Michigan Board of Law Examiners

P.O. Box 30052

Lansing, MI 48909-7552

Phone: (517) 373-4453

Fax: (517) 373-5038

Email: BLE-Info@courts.mi.gov

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