Oregon Bar Exam Info

Oregon Bar Exam Information

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Oregon Bar Exam Format

Overview

The Oregon Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).

Day 1

The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Oregon bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) and the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”). You will have three hours to answer the six MEE questions. You will have three hours to answer two MPT questions.

Day 2

The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Oregon bar exam. The MBE is a multiple-choice test containing 200 questions. The MBE is split into a morning and afternoon session. Each session consists of 100 questions. You have three hours to complete each session.

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  1. Oregon Bar Review Course – AmeriBar has been helping students pass the Oregon bar exam for over 15 years.
  2. OregonBarExam.com – Detailed Information and resources for Oregon bar exam takers.
  3. MBEQuestionBank.com  – Online question bank with over 2500 simulated MBE questions.

Exam Dates

Limited Diploma Privilege for July 2020 Applicants
  • July 28-29, 2020 (Rescheduled for October 5-6/ Remote non-UBE exam)
  • February 23-24, 2021
  • July 27-28, 2021
  • February 25-26, 2022

Oregon Bar Admissions

Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224

Oregon MPRE Score Requirement

Oregon requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 85 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Oregon.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the Oregon bar exam, you must score at least 274. This equates to 137, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the Oregon UBE sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. Oregon makes bar exam results available approximately six weeks after the exam.

Reciprocity

Subject to certain requirements, Oregon permits admission on motion of an attorney: 1) from a jurisdiction having bar reciprocity; and 2) who has practiced law for five of the past seven years. Oregon provides reciprocity based on a UBE score of 274 attained in some other UBE jurisdiction in or after July, 2017, within the previous 3 years.

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Regent Law School

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Oregon Bar Exam Subjects

Oregon Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts, Wills, and Estates
  • UCC Article 2 – Secured Transactions
  • All MBE Subjects

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Torts
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Thomas Cooley Law School

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Oregon Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201984%25%75%
February 201972%39%58%
July 201879%28%73%
February 201867%37%63%
July 201784%58%79%
February 201775%60%67%
July 201662%43%58%
February 201669%48%60%
July 201568%19%60%
February 201569%57%64%

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