Catleesi wrote:locusdelicti wrote:kalvano wrote:
Doesn't the MBE transfer?
No. I don't think any jurisdiction lets you do that anymore.
To waive in to a state that has reciprocity with your state (you make a motion and get admitted instead of having to take the bar), you have to have practiced 5 out of the last 7 years continuously in one state. I practiced for 4 years when I moved the first time. I didn't practice at all in Texas. So here I am.
You can transfer it with at least some UBE states. I know of someone who failed Colorado last year by almost nothing and considered transferring to a different UBE state with a lower overall score. She could have transferred her whole score to Arizona for $350.
So you can't transfer for free, but at least some places will still let you move your score. There's a very short time frame, though-- I think she had to do it before the next exam.
The only thing I can do is take the MBE in Pennsylvania and transfer the score to New Jersey if I'm taking both exams concurrently. I know nothing about UBE states - I've never lived in one.