Take UBE In NY Without Intending to Be Barred in NY?

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Take UBE In NY Without Intending to Be Barred in NY?

Postby kangroo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:19 pm

I'm already barred in another state.

For whatever reason, let's say I'm not interested in being barred in New York.

But the bar exam in New York is very cheap, at $250.

Are there any issues with taking the UBE in New York, transferring the UBE score to states where I want to be barred (when I have more funds), and not following through with C&F or the state-specific online classes and exam?

Just an "oops, things got too busy and I changed my mind, I don't want to be barred in NY anymore"? Or will New York get upset and try to get back at me or something?

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Re: Take UBE In NY Without Intending to Be Barred in NY?

Postby QContinuum » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:32 am

First off, it actually costs $350 to take the UBE in NY ($250 plus $100 laptop fee), unless you're comfortable writing the bar by hand.

As to the meat of your question, NY requires candidates to "certify that that they are a bona fide applicant for admission to the bar in New York in order to sit for the bar exam in New York." See Question 33.

https://www.nybarexam.org/UBE/UBE.html

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Re: Take UBE In NY Without Intending to Be Barred in NY?

Postby JoeSeperac » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:20 pm

I was told by another J19 examinee that only Maine and New Mexico offer courtesy seating for the UBE (i.e. not seeking admission there but just to have a UBE score and the applicant decides where to transfer it).

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Re: Take UBE In NY Without Intending to Be Barred in NY?

Postby QContinuum » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:28 pm

JoeSeperac wrote:I was told by another J19 examinee that only Maine and New Mexico offer courtesy seating for the UBE (i.e. not seeking admission there but just to have a UBE score and the applicant decides where to transfer it).

Great to know. Wonder how that examinee found out - did they actually look into all 50 states' bar policies?! That's a heckuva way to procrastinate studying - much admiration to that fellow.



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