Ultimate Guide to Oklahoma State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Oklahoma bar exam prep.

Pass Rates · Bar Review Courses · Format · Essay Topics · Schedule · Dates · Location · Application Fees & Deadlines · What to Bring · Scores & Grading · Results · Reciprocity · Law Schools · Groups · Other Resources

*Updated November 2021

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Oklahoma State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Oklahoma Bar Association was started in 1904.

Oklahoma is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Oklahoma first administered the UBE in July 2021. Oklahoma also requires the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).

Oklahoma State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2021 (332 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 73%
First-Time Pass Rate: 78%
Repeat Pass Rate: 19%

July 2020 (268 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 80%
First-Time Pass Rate: 85%
Repeat Pass Rate: 26%

February 2021 (98 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 74%
First-Time Pass Rate: 79%
Repeat Pass Rate: 70%

February 2020 (110 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 69%
First-Time Pass Rate: 94%
Repeat Pass Rate: 51%

Oklahoma Bar Review Courses

Compare top Oklahoma bar exam prep courses from Crushendo, Barbri, Themis, Kaplan, AmeriBar, and BarMax.

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*Cost $890 $1,999-3,999 $2,595 $2,199-3,999 $1,295-2,295 $2,495
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MBE
MEE
MPT
NCBE Questions 2,200+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,995+
Audio Flashcards
250+ Mnemonics
Access Period Lifetime 8-10 weeks 4 months 4 months Up to 3 years Lifetime
Financing 3 payments $250 registration
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Phone (385) 482-1776 (888) 322-7274 (888) 843-6476 (626) 390-7170 (877) 942-2763 (800) 529-2651

Last updated: 12/29/21

*Cost ignores promotions and live tutoring.

Crushendo’s written and audio outlines utilize 250+ proprietary mnemonics to help you memorize everything you need to know to pass the bar exam on your first try.

Crushendo’s complete bar prep course, the UBE Suite, costs $890 and includes 2,200+ official practice questions from the NCBE.

Crushendo offers lifetime access for all of its bar exam prep products.

Adam Balinski founded Crushendo Bar Review in 2017 (read the founding story here).

The Harcourt publishing company founded Barbri in 1974 when it acquired two bar review programs. Since its founding, Barbri has been owned by large firms including Thomson Reuters and Leeds Equity Partners.

Barbri products have been used by more than a million law school students. In the last 20 years Barbri has settled multiple antitrust lawsuits.

Barbri’s traditional bar prep programs cost $1,999-3,999 and some include 100+ official NCBE questions from past bar exams.

Barbri offers access to its traditional, full-time bar prep course for 8-10 weeks, but early access can be purchased.

Themis Bar Review is based in Chicago and was founded in 2008.

Themis’s bar prep program costs $2,595 and includes 1,350+ NCBE questions.

Themis offers access to its online products for four months.

Stanley Kaplan founded Kaplan, Inc. in 1938.

Kaplan jumped into the bar review space in 2006 when it acquired PMBR, a company that provides test prep for the MBE. In 2008 Kaplan expanded its bar review offerings.

Kaplan’s bar prep programs cost $2,199-3,999 and include 1,200+ NCBE questions.

Kaplan offers access to its online products for four months.

Alexander Nakis founded AmeriBar in 1999. It’s headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida.

AmeriBar’s bar exam prep programs cost $1,295-2,295 and include 1,400+ NCBE questions.

AmeriBar offers access to its online products for up to three years.

Michael Ghaffary and Mehran Ebadolahi founded BarMax in 2010.

BarMax’s bar prep course costs $2,495 and includes 1,995+ NCBE questions.

BarMax offers lifetime access to its online products.

Oklahoma Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered twice each year in Oklahoma (in February, and July). The examination is administered over two days, in four, three-hour sessions. The UBE has three parts: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).

MBE

The MBE is a six hour test and consists of 200 multiple choice questions that test your understanding across seven subjects. Your MBE score comprises 50% of your overall UBE score.

Crushendo offers affordable, comprehensive written and audio outlines for MBE subjects (in addition to MEE and MPRE subjects).

Watch Crushendo’s free MBE tips video.

MEE

The MEE consists of six 30-minute legal essays. The MEE makes up 30% of your score.

Essay topics may include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, Unincorporated Business Entities, Wills and Estates, etc.

Crushendo offers the most recent MEE questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MEE tips video.

MPT

The MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks where you analyze and apply laws to specific scenarios. The MPT makes up 20% of your score. Crushendo offers the most recent MPT questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MPT tips video.

What’s the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) tests your understanding of established standards of conduct for lawyers. The MPRE is administered three times each year (in March, August, and November). The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is two hours long. Check out this MPRE Tips video!

Upcoming Bar Exam Schedule, Dates, Location

Schedule

Morning Afternoon
Day 1 MPT (3 hours) MEE (3 hours)
Day 2 MBE (3 hours) MBE (3 hours)

Dates

  • July 26-27, 2022
  • February 21-22, 2023
  • July 25-26, 2023

Locations

Oklahoma Bar Exam Application

Are you interested in taking the Oklahoma State bar exam? Here’s some basic information on applying to take the Oklahoma bar exam.

The Oklahoma Bar application fee for pre-registered law students is $400. Law students who are not pre-registered must pay a fee of $900. Attorneys who want to pay the Oklahoma bar must pay a fee of $1,100. A repeat bar examination only costs $400.

*Visit the Oklahoma State Bar’s website for more information.

If you desire to take the bar exam in February, you should submit your application by September 1 to avoid late fees. If you file between September 2 and October 1, there is a $50 late fee. If you file between October 2 and November 1, there is a $150 late fee. November 1 is the final deadline, unless you are a repeat taker, then the final deadline is December 15.

If you desire to take the bar exam in July, you should submit your application by February 1 to avoid late fees. If you file between February 2 and March 1, there is a $50 late fee. If you file between March 2 and April 1, there is a $150 late fee. April 1 is the final deadline, unless you are a repeat taker, then the final deadline is May 15.

Dates may vary, since all deadlines fall on weekdays.

In addition to passing the Oklahoma bar exam with a score of at least 2400, there are several requirements that must be met in order to be admitted as an attorney in Oklahoma, including:

  1. Score 75 or higher on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) within the accepted time frame.
  2. Certificate from Committee of Character and Fitness

Oklahoma State Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

 

Phone: (405) 416-7075
Email: admin@okbbe.com

Oklahoma Bar Exam: What to Bring

Allowed Items

  • Admission Certificate
  • Government-issued photo I.D.
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Earplugs (not the big earphone/headphone type)
  • Pens, pencils, and erasers
  • Medication and medical items
  • Facial tissue
  • One clear plastic bottle of water per exam session, the contents must also be clear

Prohibited items

  • Any item that can connect to the internet
  • Any item that can record audio or video
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Briefcases
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Notes
  • Phones
  • Food or drink
  • Purses
  • Radios
  • Rulers
  • Scratch papers
  • Study materials
  • Watches

Oklahoma Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the bar in Oklahoma is 2400. Scores of the three tests comprising the bar are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total score
  • Oklahoma Essays = 50% of your total score

*A passing score for the MPRE in Oklahoma is 75/150.

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Oklahoma Bar Review Course

Crushendo’s comprehensive UBE Suite comes with everything you need to crush the Oklahoma Bar Exam.

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 2,000+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Flashcards
  • Lifetime Access
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Oklahoma Bar Exam Results

View pass lists, posted on Oklahoma bar examiner’s website:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Oklahoma bar exam results released?

Oklahoma bar exam results are usually posted six to nine weeks after the exam date.

Can I see my Oklahoma bar exam score?

If you passed the Oklahoma bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score. If you failed the exam, you will be notified of your score on each section.

Can I appeal to have my Oklahoma bar exam re-graded?

No. Essays are automatically re-graded if you are close to passing.

How many times can I take the bar exam in Oklahoma?

You can take the Oklahoma bar without limit.

Oklahoma Bar Exam Reciprocity

Oklahoma has reciprocity with the following states or jurisdictions:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

You must meet the reciprocity requirements to be admitted to Oklahoma:

  • Actively practice law for five of the last seven years
  • Have not failed the Oklahoma bar in the past
  • Graduate from an ABA-approved law school

Law Schools in Oklahoma

Here’s a list of law schools in Oklahoma.

University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Founded: 1909
  • Located: Norman, OK
  • Enrollment: about 500
  • Tuition Cost: $33,338 View tuition breakdown
  • Bar Passage Rate: 92%
  • ABA Accredited: Yes
  • Website: law.ou.edu

University of Tulsa College of Law

Oklahoma City University School of Law

  • Founded: 1904
  • Located: Oklahoma, OK
  • Enrollment: about 450
  • Tuition Cost: $12,669 View tuition breakdown
  • Bar Passage Rate: 66%
  • ABA Accredited: Yes
  • Website: law.okcu.edu

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