Oklahoma Bar Examination

2020 Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.

BAR EXAM DATES AND FORMAT

2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29

2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is a 2-day exam.

Day 1: Sixteen 30-minute Oklahoma Essay Exam questions (eight OEE questions taken in four hours in the AM and eight OEE questions taken in four hours in the PM).

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners

Oklahoma Bar Center
1901 North Lincoln Boulevard
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036

Phone: (405) 416-7075

Fax: (405) 528-4103

Email: admin@okbbe.com

Web: www.okbbe.com

Bar Exam Locations

Tulsa
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103

Oklahoma City
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Subjects Tested

Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

A scaled score of 75 is required for admission to the bar and applicants must meet the MPRE score requirement within one year of passing the bar exam.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Law student registration is required. For complete details contact the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

Exam application deadlines are September 1 for the February exam and February 1 for the July exam. Late application deadlines, with associated fees, are October 1 and November 1 for the February exam and March 1 and April 1 for the July exam.

Bar Exam Application Fee: $400

On-Motion Application Fee: $2,000

Late Fee: $50

Final Late Fee: $100

Scoring

MBE and essay scores are combined in order to determine if examinee has achieved a passing score of 75% overall. A passing score of the combined essay and Oklahoma Multistate scores is 2400 points. For the essay portion of the exam, 1200 points is considered passing. The Oklahoma Multistate Score is computed from the MBE scaled score. An MBE scaled score of 135 equals 1200 points for Oklahoma scoring purposes. Examinees are not required to obtain a specific score on either part of the exam but must achieve a grade of at least 75% in the subject of the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct.

Reciprocity

Acceptance of MBE Score

Oklahoma will accept an MBE score only if from a concurrent exam.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating state may be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for five of seven years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. For complete details contact the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

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