NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.
2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29
2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28
The Oregon Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
Day 1: Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM) and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT 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).
Holiday Inn – Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220
A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE is required for admission within 36 months prior to applying for admission, or while application is pending.
Applications must be filed by November 15th for the February exam and April 15th for the July exam. Late filing is allowed until December 15th for the February exam and May 15th for the July exam with a $350 late filing fee.
Exam Fee: $750
Investigation Fee: $425 Applies to attorneys who have previously been admitted to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction.
Late Filing Fee: $350
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE, with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE 30% and the MPT 20%. The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 274.
Attorneys who have passed the bar exam in another qualifying jurisdiction, who meet certain requirements may be admitted to the Bar of the State of Oregon without having to take and pass the Oregon bar exam (Rule 15.05). Must have practiced law for five of the past seven years.
An attorney employed by a business entity authorized to do business in Oregon, who has been admitted to practice law in another state, federal territory or commonwealth, or the District of Columbia, may be admitted to practice law by following the procedures set out in Rule 16.05. House counsel application fee is $1,175.
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