Oregon Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Oregon Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
- Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM)
- Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the PM)
- Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM)
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law/Procedure
- Federal Civil Procedure
- Real Property
- 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
- “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.
- 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.
The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.
- MBE weighted 50%
- MEE weighted 30%
- MPT weighted 20%
A total scaled score of 274 or higher is required to pass the Oregon Bar Exam.
Acceptance of MBE Score
Oregon does not accept an MBE score from an exam taken in another jurisdiction.
Admission on Motion
A member in good standing of a reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Oregon if the applicant has engaged in the active practice of law for five of the seven years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.
UBE Score Transfer
Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 274 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 no earlier than July 2017, may qualify if the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for at least two of the preceding three years. Additional requirements apply.
Admission of House Counsel
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, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia, may be admitted to practice law by following the procedures set out in Rule 16.05.
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