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Oregon Bar Exam Information
About the Bar Exam
Oregon has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE®). It is a two-day exam, which takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®) and the Multistate Performance Tests (MPT®) are administered on Tuesday; the Mulitstate Bar Exam (MBE®) is administered on Wednesday.
Bar Exam Format
The Oregon Bar Exam is a two-day exam:
- Day 1: AM: Six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®) essays; PM: Two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT®s)
- Day 2: 200-question Multiple choice Mulistate Bar exam. (MBE®).
Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Uniform Commercial Code (Secured Transactions).
Bar Exam Dates
- February 25-26, 2020
- July 28-29, 2020
The Oregon Bar Exam requires a minimum scaled combined score of 274 points out of 400 points to pass. The MBE® is weighted at 50% of the score, the Essays are weighted at 30%, and the MPT®s are weighted at 20%.
A minimum passing scaled score is 85 or higher.
MPRE® Policy: The applicant must either: (a) pass the MPRE® within 36 months prior to applying for admission or while an application is pending; or (b) have been admitted in another jurisdiction where passage of the MPRE® is required for admission and has substantially and continuously engaged in the practice of law for at least 12 months in that jurisdiction.
Effective August 1, 2018, the requirement that an applicant must have passed a bar exam in a jurisdiction that has reciprocity with the Oregon State Bar has been replaced with the requirement that the reciprocal applicant has passed a bar exam in another United States jurisdiction. The new version of the Reciprocal Application rules can be found here.