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.
We recommend that students contact the bar associations in the states which they are considering practicing to determine the specific requirements for each. Information regarding early registration as a law student in Oklahoma is available at www.okbbe.com.
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. Information regarding the various bar examinations requirements and deadlines is available in the Office of Career Services.
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 which is now available on line at http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Comp-Guide/CompGuide.pdf. Please refer to this guide when planning to register for a bar exam in the state of your choosing.