Oklahoma Bar Exam (UBE) details

A typical Oklahoma Bar Exam is a 2-day exam (UBE)

Oklahoma Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

Please also reference the NCBE Covid-19 updates page for NCBE updates and individual jurisdiction announcements.

Day 1

  • Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions.

Day 2

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

MBE

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

MEE Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code plus all MBE subjects

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 75 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar and applicants must meet the MPRE score requirement within one year of passing the bar exam. The MPRE minimum passing score will increase to 80 effective January 1, 2022.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%

A total scaled score of 264 or higher is required to pass the Oklahoma Bar Exam.

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 jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Oklahoma if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 264 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding three years may apply for admission based on that score. Passing UBE scores earned more than three years, but less than five years prior may qualify if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for at least two years. Additional requirements apply.

 

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