Bar Exam Information

Several states, including Oklahoma, require students to register as a law student at the beginning of their study of law.  In most of the states, registration deadlines are early in the first year of law study.

Students should contact the bar associations in the states in which they are considering practicing for more information and specific requirements.  Information regarding early registration as a law student in Oklahoma is available through the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

In most states, bar examination application deadlines are normally set several months before the test date.  Consequently, students who did not register as a law student during their first year in law school should apply at least four to six months prior to graduation to take the bar examination in the state in which they intend to practice. 

Students who are considering participating in the Legal Internship Program in Oklahoma should register with the Board of Bar Examiners of the Oklahoma Bar Association, even if they have not definitely decided to take the Oklahoma Bar Examination.

In addition to the bar examination, most states, including Oklahoma, require students to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).  This exam is offered three times each year and can be taken prior to graduation.  Students should consider taking the MPRE after they complete the Professional Responsibility course.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners and the ABA Section on Legal Education has produced a Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements for students who are planning to register for the bar exam in any state.