Oregon Bar Exam (UBE) details
A typical Oregon Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Oregon Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Oregon State Bar.
You may also reference the NCBE July 2020 bar exam jurisdiction information page.
- 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%
The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 274.
Admission on Motion
Attorneys who have passed the bar exam in another qualifying jurisdiction, and 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.
UBE Score Transfer
An applicant may transfer a UBE score of 274 or higher for admittance to the Oregon State Bar. The applicant must have either (a) earned the passing scaled score on a UBE exam taken no more than 36 months prior to the date of application; or (b) been lawfully engaged in active practice of law for at least two of the past three years preceding the date of the application. The applicant must satisfy all other requirements for admission to the Oregon State Bar. Application fees 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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