Oklahoma Bar Exam Information

The next Oklahoma Bar Exam is scheduled to take place in Oklahoma City on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28-29, 2020.

The two-day exam includes both Oklahoma Essay Exam (OEE) questions and multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions.

No applications will be received after April 01, 2020.

Exam Dates:July 28-29, 2020*
Exam may be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Exam Type:Two-day UBE Exam with multiple choice and long-form questions
Location:Oklahoma City, OK
Application Fee:$400
On-Motion Application Fee:$2,000
Filing Deadline:February 3, 2020
Late Filing Deadline:March 2, 2020 / April 1, 2020
Late Fee:$50 / $150

When is the 2020 Oklahoma Bar Exam?

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is scheduled to take place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. Therefore, the next exam will occur on July 28-29.

At the time of writing, the exam has not been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiner’s website for updated information.

Where is the Oklahoma Bar Exam Located?

The July 2020 Oklahoma Bar Exam will be held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, located at 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.

The nearest hotel to the venue is the adjacent Park Hill Inn and Suites, which has rooms starting from approximately $85. Free parking is available on site.

How much does the Oklahoma Bar Exam cost?

The fee for registered law students and repeat exam applicants is $400 if applications are received by the February 3, 2020 filing deadline. Applications received from February 4 until March 2 incur a $50 late filing fee, while applications received from March 3 to April 1 incur a $150 late filing fee.

The on motion application fee is $2,000, and the attorney application fee is $1,100. Other fees can be viewed at the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiner’s website.

The fee for the character report must be paid directly to the NBCE.

What subjects are tested on the Oklahoma Bar Exam?

MBE Subjects:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

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

What is the format of the Oklahoma Bar Exam like?

The Oklahoma Bar Exam follows a two-day format:

Day 1:

Morning: eight Oklahoma Essay Exam (OEE) questions

Afternoon: eight Oklahoma Essay Exam (OEE) questions

Day 2:

Morning: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

Afternoon: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

What is the minimum MPRE score needed to take the Oklahoma Bar exam?

Oklahoma requires a minimum scaled score of 75 for admission.

How is the Oklahoma Bar Exam Graded?

The Oklahoma Bar Exam has a passing score of 75%.

The essay (OEE) and multiple choice (MBE) are weighted at 50% each, and Oklahoma combines scores from both components to determine whether a passing grade has been achieved.

The passing score of the combined Oklahoma Multistate and Essay is 2,400. 1,200 points are required to pass the essays, which equates to a scaled MBE score of 135.

When are the Oklahoma Bar scores released?

The results of the July 2020 Oklahoma Bar Exam will be released in mid-September.

Can I transfer my MBE scores from another jurisdiction?

You may transfer a scaled MBE score from a concurrent bar exam of another jurisdiction.

What is the Oklahoma Reciprocity Agreement like?

On motion admission is permitted if the applicant is a member of a reciprocating state bar, a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school, and has been practicing law in good standing for 5 of the 7 years immediately preceding the application.

How can I contact the Oklahoma State Bar?

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
General Questions/Comments
(405) 416-7075
Website: http://www.okbbe.com/

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