Oklahoma Bar Exam: A Basic Guide

In Oklahoma the Bar Exam is one of the last requirements that a Bar Candidate needs to meet before they are able to receive their bar certification and license to practice law. Because of this it is important for Oklahoma Bar Candidates to make sure that they not only allow themselves with enough time to study sufficiently for the exam, but it is also important that they study the right materials. This article will help Oklahoma Bar Candidates to study the correct topics by providing them with the information and topics that they need to prepare for taking the Oklahoma Bar Exam.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for the Oklahoma Bar Exam you only need to meet a few requirements. The first qualification is that the candidate has a law degree from an ABA approved law school. The second qualification is that the candidate be of good moral character. To meet this requirement you will need to undergo a criminal and financial background check. You will also need to be at least 18 years of age to take this exam. The final qualification is that the candidate takes the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, and passes it with a score of at least 85 points.

REGISTERING FOR THE EXAM

To register to sit for the Oklahoma Bar Exam you will need to download, print out, complete, and submit an application package. These can be found on the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners’ website.

Board of Bar Examiners
PO Box 53036
191 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
(405) 416-7075 local phone number
http://www.okbar.org/

THE EXAM’S FORMAT

The Oklahoma Bar Exam is a two day event that is given in Oklahoma City during the last week of February and during the last week of July. On the first day of the Oklahoma Bar Exam you will be given sixteen essay questions. You will be given thirty minutes to answer each one. On the second day of the Oklahoma Bar Exam you will be given the Multistate Bar Exam. This exam is made up of 200 multiple choice questions. To pass this exam you will need to earn at least 135 out of 200 points on the MBE and earn a score of at least 75% on the essay questions.

WHAT TO STUDY

To prepare for the Oklahoma Bar Exam Essay you should review the following topics:

1. Constitutional Law
2. Evidence
3. Contracts
4. Criminal Law and Procedure
5. Real Property
6. Torts
7. Remedies
8. Community Property
9. Conflict of Laws
10. Persons and Domestic Relations
11. Corporations
12. Agency and Partnership
13. Wills, Estates, and Trusts
14. Uniform Commercial Code
15. Oklahoma Rules of Civil Procedure
16. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
17. Commercial Papers
18. Family Law
19. Sales
20. Secured Transactions
21. Future Interests

For a study materials please check out the following links:

1. Oklahoma Legal Code located at http://oklegal.onenet.net/statutes.basic.html
2. Uniform Commercial Code located at http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/ucc.table.html
3. You can request sample MEE essay questions by writing to: National Conference of Bar Examiners, 402 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703-3614

To prepare for the Oklahoma Bar Exam you will need to study for the Multistate Bar Exam. This exam will be made up of 200 multiple choice questions that cover the following topics as they are generally applied throughout the United States of America:

1. Constitutional Law
2. Contracts and Sales
3. Criminal Law and Procedures
4. Evidence
5. Real Property
6. Torts

If you would like a study guide for this section you can visit the NCBE website at http://www.ncbex.org/.

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