Missouri Educational Component
The State of Missouri has adopted the Uniform Bar Examination ("UBE") for all applicants seeking licensure in the State. Because the UBE tests on uniform principals of law, the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Board of Law Examiners have prepared a mandatory open book test ("Missouri Educational Component Test" or "MECT") for all applicants to complete as a condition of licensure in accordance with Rule 8.08(c). The review materials ("Missouri Materials") include 11 outlines on the subjects of Torts, Civil Procedure, Real Property, Trusts, Estates, Family Law, Business Associations, Administrative Law, Missouri Courts, Evidence and Trust Account Management.
The Missouri Materials are intended to assist Missouri bar applicants. The Missouri Materials are distributed and presented with the understanding that the Missouri Board of Law Examiners, its committees, authors, reviewers and speakers do not render legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice. The Missouri Materials are provided as research information to be used by bar applicants for the MECT. The Missouri Materials may be used beyond the MECT by the applicants, in conjunction with other research deemed necessary in the exercise of their independent professional judgment. Original and fully current sources of authority should be researched. Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the Missouri Materials, the law continues to change and there is no guarantee that every statement is correct. The MECT will be graded upon the information provided in the Missouri Materials as posted at the time of the test given even if such information is later deemed to be incorrect. The Missouri Materials and the MECT are provided in English only.
READ MISSOURI MATERIALS ONLINE!
Click here to view the Missouri Materials. Upon review of the Missouri Materials, continue to the MECT to answer 33 questions pertaining to the outlines. The MECT is scored upon your submission of the questions by pressing the 'What is my score?' button at the end of the MECT. You must receive a passing score of 28. Upon receiving a passing score, you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion. Failure to do so will result in notification on the test page and the inability to print a Certificate of Completion. You must then retake the test until you achieve a passing score and can print the Certificate of Completion.
All applicants must take the MECT themselves and must sign the Certificate of Completion to certify that they did in fact take the MECT. Asking another person to take your MECT will be considered cheating and an ethical violation. Once issued and signed by you, the Certificate of Completion must be mailed to the Board of Law Examiners during the time frame outlined in Rule 8.08(c). Prior to mailing, please make certain that your name, e-mail address and telephone number are correct on the form. All Certificates of Completion must be mailed to Board of Law Examiners, P.O. Box 104236, Jefferson City, MO 65110-4236. Your test score is valid in accordance with Rule 8.08(c) from the issue date on the Certificate of Completion.
Per Rule 8.08(c), you are required to electronically submit your application PRIOR to taking the Missouri Educational Component Test.
Click here to begin the Missouri Educational Component Test.