Ultimate Guide to Oregon State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Oregon 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 February 2024

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Oregon State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Oregon State Bar was formed in 1935. There are about 15,000 attorneys that are a part of the Oregon State Bar Association, including about 6,000 women attorneys.

Oregon is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Oregon first administered the UBE in July 2017.

Oregon State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2023 (426 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 69%
First-Time Pass Rate: 75%
Repeat Pass Rate: 30%

February 2023 (156 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 40%
First-Time Pass Rate: 58%
Repeat Pass Rate: 26%

February 2022 (131 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 68%
First-Time Pass Rate: 72%
Repeat Pass Rate: 62%

July 2021 (370 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 79%
First-Time Pass Rate: 84%
Repeat Pass Rate: 30%

Oregon Bar Review Courses

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

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*Cost $970 $1,999-4,199 $2,695 $2,199-3,999 $1,299-2,599 $1,895
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Google Rating 5.0 N/A 2.8 3.2 N/A N/A
NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
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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Last updated: 1/7/23

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Oregon Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered twice each year in Oregon (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).


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.

Watch Crushendo’s free MBE tips video.


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.


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


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


  • July 30–31, 2024
  • February 25–26, 2025


Oregon Bar Exam Application

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

Oregon State Bar Admissions Office

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Telephone: (503) 620-0222
Email:  info@osbar.org

Oregon Bar Exam: What to Bring

Allowed Items

  • Unwrapped food
  • Clear plastic bag
  • Pencils for Wednesday
  • Computer and charging cord Tuesday

Earplugs will be provided

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

Learn more here.

Oregon Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in Oregon is 274/400. Scores of the three tests comprising the UBE are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total UBE score
  • MEE = 30%
  • MPT = 20%

*A passing score for the MPRE in Oregon is 85/150.

Oregon Bar Review Course

Crushendo’s comprehensive UBE Suite comes with everything you need to crush the Oregon bar exam.

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 1,750+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Attack Outlines
  • Audio Flashcards
  • Lifetime Access

Oregon Bar Exam Results

View lists of those who passed the Oregon State bar exam, posted on the Oregon State Bar Association’s website:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Oregon bar exam results released?

February bar exam results are usually posted in April. July bar exam results are usually posted in September.

Can I see my Oregon bar exam score?

If you passed the Oregon bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score.

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


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

You can retake the UBE in Oregon without any limit.

Oregon Bar Exam Reciprocity

Applicants seeking admission to the Oregon State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.

You are able to have reciprocity with Oregon if you live in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In order to be eligible for admittance to the Oregon State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:

  • Show proof of being admitted to the bar in a reciprocal state
  • Have proof of good standing in the bar in another state
  • Have proof of active legal standing in at least five of the last seven years
  • Pay a $1,175 fee

Law Schools in Oregon

Here’s a list of law schools in Oregon.

University of Oregon School of Law

Willamette University College of Law

Lewis & Clark Law School