OKLAHOMA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

P.O. Box 53036
1901 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Telephone: (405) 416-7075
http://www.okbbe.com/

BAR EXAM FORMAT

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is a 2 day exam.

Day 1: 16 essay questions in eight hours.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam.

SUBJECTS TESTED

Oklahoma Essay Subjects
Administrative Law, Agency, Commercial Paper, Conflict of Laws, Consumer Law, Corporations, Creditor’s Rights (including Bankruptcy), Family Law, Federal Estate & Gift Taxation, Partnerships, Pleading and Practice (Federal & Oklahoma), Professional Responsibility, Remedies, Secured Transactions, Trusts, Uniform Commercial Code, Wills & Estates, plus all MBE subjects.

MBE Subjects
Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts

BAR EXAM DATES

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is administered on the last Tuesday and Wednesday in February and July.

February 25-26, 2014
July 29-30, 2014
February 24-25, 2015

FILING FEES AND DEADLINES

Applications must be timely filed by September 3, 2013 for the February 2014 exam, and by February 3, 2014 for the July, 2014 exam.

Late applications are accepted (with late fee) until November 1, 2013 for the February 2014 exam and April 1, 2014 for the July, 2014 exam.

Exam fee: $300

GRADING AND RESULTS

MBE and essay scores are each worth 50% of the grade and are averaged in order to determine if applicant has achieved a passing score. An MBE scaled score of 135 and an average essay score of 75 is required for admission to bar. Results are generally released in mid-April for February exam and mid-September for July exam.

RECIPROCITY

Acceptance of MBE Score
Applicant may transfer MBE scaled score from concurrent exam only.

Admission on Motion
May be admitted without exam from states admitting attorneys from Oklahoma without exam. Must have practiced for 5 of 7 years immediately preceding application and be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. Fee: $1,500 (plus cost of NCBE character report).