Oklahoma Bar Exam details

A typical Oklahoma Bar Exam is a 2-day exam

Oklahoma has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) effective with the July 2021 exam administration. Oklahoma Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.

Day 1

  • Sixteen 30-minute Oklahoma Essay Exam questions (eight OEE questions taken in four hours in the AM, 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)

MBE

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

Oklahoma Essay Subjects

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Associations (Agency, Corporations, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships)
  • Commercial Law (Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts, Creditors' Rights, Uniform Commercial Code)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Intestate Succession (Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, including Federal Estate and Gift Taxation)
  • OK Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Procedural Law (Pleadings, Practice)
  • Property
  • Remedies (Damages, Equity, Restitution)
  • Torts

MPRE

  • 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.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

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.

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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