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Oklahoma Bar Exam Information


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Oklahoma Bar Exam Overview

The Oklahoma Bar Examination is a two day exam consisting of the Oklahoma essay portion, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). The bar exam is offered twice yearly, once in February and once in July.

Oklahoma Essays

The Essay portion of the exam consists of 16 Oklahoma essay questions.

Subjects that may be tested on the essay portion include the following: Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct; Commercial Law, which may include - Contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, Consumer Law, and Creditor's Rights, including Bankruptcy; Property; Procedural Law, which may include - Pleadings, Practice, Evidence, and Remedies (Damages, Restitution, and Equity); Criminal Law; Business Associations, which may include - Agency, Partnerships (including Joint Ventures), Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies; Constitutional and Administrative Law; Torts; Intestate Succession, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, including Federal Estate and Gift Taxation; Conflicts of Law; and Family Law.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The MBE, which is administered on Wednesday, is developed and graded by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

This portion of the examination is an objective 6-hour examination containing 200 multiple-choice questions, which is divided into two 3-hour sessions during which 100 questions are administered.

The MBE tests 7 subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

Grading

NCBE scores the MBE component of the exam.

Oklahoma total scores are reported on a 400-point scale and a passing score of 264 is required in Oklahoma.

  • MBE: 50%
  • ESSAYS: 50%

Required MPRE Score: 75

Results

Results for the February exam are typically released in early-April.

Results for the July exam are typically released in early-September.

Reciprocity

At present Oklahoma has reciprocity and/or admission on motion or admission without examination with the following jurisdictions: Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

MBE Score Transfer

Oklahoma accepts MBE scores transferred from other jurisdictions for the concurrent exam only; actual scaled score.

Admission on Motion

Oklahoma does allow for admission on motion.

Admission on Motion Fee: $1500.00

Contact Information

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

www.okbbe.com
admin@okbbe.com
Phone: 405-416-7075

Schedule

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is a 2-day exam administered twice a year.

Day AM PM
Tue 8 Essays (3 hours) 8 Essays (3 hours)
Wed 100 MBE Questions (3 hours) 100 MBE Questions (3 hours)

Subjects Tested

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Essay Subjects

  • Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Commercial Law - which may include: Contracts, UCC, Consumer Law, and Creditor's Rights, including Bankruptcy
  • Property
  • Procedural Law - which may include: Pleadings, Practice, Evidence, and Remedies (Damages, Restitution, and Equity)
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Associations - which may include: Agency, Partnerships (including Joint Ventures), Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Torts
  • Intestate Succession, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, including Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Conflicts of Law
  • Family Law

Filing Deadlines & Fees

July 2019

Regular Filing: February 1, 2019
Late Filing: March 1, 2019

Extended Late Filing: April 1, 2019

Repeat Exams Only: May 15, 2019

Regular Application fee: $300.00
Late Application fee: $350.00
Extended Late Application fee: $450.00
Attorney Exam fee: $1000.00
Laptop Computer fee: $125.00
Registration fee: $125.00

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