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Oregon Bar Exam


Format, Content, & Grading of the Oregon Bar Exam




All data provided below are subject to change by a decision at any time by the Oregon bar examiners.  When any changes are made, they will be posted on this site.

The Oregon  Bar Exam is a two-day exam -- Tuesday and Wednesday -- with the essays and performance questions on Tuesday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.

First Day (Tuesday):  
Nine Oregon Essay Questions
One 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question
For details on the MPT, click here.

Second Day (Wednesday) morning session: 
Three hours 
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

Second Day (Wednesday) afternoon session: 
Three hours
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 
100 Multiple-Choice questions.

For further details on the MBE, click here.

Subjects Tested on the Oregon Bar Exam:

MBE Subjects

Constitutional Law
Criminal Law/Procedure
Real Property

Oregon Essay Subjects
Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Federal Income Taxation
Legal Ethics
Secured Transactions
Plus the MBE subjects

Grading of the Oregon Bar Exam:

Your performance on the MBE counts for 50% of your total score. 
Your performance on the MPT counts for 12.5% of your total score.
Your performance on the Essay questions counts for 37.5%.

Oregon generally releases the results of the Summer exam in early September, and the results of the Winter exam in early April.

MPRE: An applicant may take the MPRE at any time within 24 months of passing the bar examination in Oregon.

Oregon Bar Exam Details

Admission on Motion 
(i.e., without having to sit for the bar exam)

Oregon does not have admission on motion.

However, attorneys who are admitted in Alaska, Idaho, Utah, and/or Washington, who meet certain requirements, may make application for admission to the Oregon bar by reciprocity,
without having to take the Oregon Bar Exam.

For further information, contact:

Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners (the BBX)
5200 S.W. Meadows Road
P.O. Box 1689
Lake Oswego, OR 97035-0889
Telephone: 503- 620-0222

Exam Dates, Locations:

Winter 2007
Tuesday and Wednesday, 
February 27 and 28, 2007

Summer 2007
Tuesday and Wednesday, 
July 24 and 25, 2007

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Filing deadlines and fees are subject to change.  Contact the Oregon Bar Examiners to learn the rules in effect at the time of your application.

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