Oklahoma Bar Admissions

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The Oklahoma bar exam takes two days, and state law is tested.  The exam consists of essays and the MBE.

Oklahoma Essays

Oklahoma tests 16 Oklahoma essays. Each essay is 30-minutes. Subjects may include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Associations (Agency, Partnership (including Joint Ventures), Corporations and LLCs)
  • Conflict of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Commercial Law (Contracts, UCC, Consumer law, Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy)
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Intestate Succession
  • Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Procedural Law (Pleadings, Practice, Evidence, and Remedies (Damages, Restitution, and Equity)
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts and Estate Planning (including federal estate and gift taxation)
  • Wills

The Oklahoma bar exam test 7 subjects, and uses the standard MBE:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (Common Law, Sales/UCC Art. 2)
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Oklahoma Bar Exam Testing Schedule

Day 1

16 of the Oklahoma Essay Questions (8 hours total at 30 minutes an essay)

Day 2

  • Morning first 3 hours – MBE Part 1 (100 questions)
  • Lunch Break
  • Afternoon second 3 hours – MBE Part 2 (100 questions)

Oklahoma Bar Exam Weight:

  • Oklahoma Essays 50%
  • MBE 50%

Oklahoma Bar Exam Passing

  • Scoring a minimum of 1200 points on the essays and a minimum of 135 on the MBE.
  • Oklahoma combines both scores (essay and MBE) to determine the final score.
  • A passing score is 2400 points.
  • Oklahoma scales MBE scaled score. An MBE scaled score of 135 = 1200 points for Oklahoma scoring purposes. You are not required to have a certain score on either portion to be considered to pass
  • If you fail the exam you can appeal as long as you do so within 30 days of receiving your score.

Oklahoma Bar Exam Score Transfer

Oklahoma will, "Oklahoma will accept the MBE score on a concurrent examination. A concurrent examination is possible only with those states that use Thursday/Friday for the other portion of their bar exam."