Registering for the Oklahoma Bar Exam
Oklahoma has a two-step process to apply for the Oklahoma bar examination:
- Register as a law student with the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners;
- File an application to take a specific administration of the bar examination.
Registering as a law student can save you money. Registering in Oklahoma also fulfills one requirement for participation in the Licensed Legal Intern program. For information and an application, contact: Board of Bar Examiners, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd, P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036, 405.416.7075 or view the Applications page at http://www.okbbe.com
MPRE – scaled score of 75 is required. Oklahoma combines your scores on both portions of the bar exam to determine whether you pass. Oklahoma currently has a MBE cutoff score of 135 (scaled) that is considered passing. On the essay portion of the exam 75% is considered passing. You are not required to have a certain score on either portion to pass. A higher score on one part of the exam will compensate for a lower score on the other portion.
The Oklahoma Bar Association is the the governing body of Oklahoma’s lawyers.
Oklahoma has reciprocity with 26 other jurisdictions, some of which require the MPRE and some of which do not. Colorado and Texas, for example, require the MPRE. The District of Columbia, Missouri, and Virginia are among the 15 that do not require the MPRE. More information is available at the Oklahoma Bar Association web page: