Oklahoma Bar Exam Information

As of July 2021 Oklahoma uses the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) which includes essays and multiple-choice questions. The exam is comprised of three components: a Multistate Performance Test (MPT), a Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and a Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).

Exam Dates:Feb 21-22, 2023 & July 25-26 2023
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:Sept 1, 2022
Late Filing Deadline:Oct 3, 2022 / Nov 1, 2022
Late Fee:$50 / $150

When is the 2023 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 Feb 21-22. Visit the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiner’s website for updated information.

Where is the Oklahoma Bar Exam Located?

The July 2023 Oklahoma Bar Exam location has yet to be announced.

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 September 1, 2022 filing deadline. Applications received from September 2 until October 2 incur a $50 late filing fee, while applications received from October 3 to November 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?

The subjects tested on the Universal Bar Exam include, but are not limited to criminal procedure, real property, contract law, torts, conflict of laws, trusts and estates, civil procedure, criminal law, business associations, family law, and constitutional law and evidence.

What is the format of the Oklahoma Bar Exam like?

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) administered over two days. The Oklahoma Bar Association has decided to fully implement the Multistate Uniform Bar Examination created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. There are three segments of the test including a multiple-choice exam, an essay section, and two 90-minute performance test questions.

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 Feb 2023 Oklahoma Bar Exam are typically released in early-April.

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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