Bar Exam Preparation


The Oregon Board of Bar Examiners administers six essay questions as part of the Oregon bar examination. These essay questions consist of a combination of locally-drafted questions and Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions. All locally-drafted questions are written by members of the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners and cannot be reproduced or changed in any manner. Samples of MEE questions can be found through the National Conference of Bar Examiners' website at www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mee. The Admissions Department has provided sample locally-drafted questions below to help aid in studying for the Oregon bar examination. All locally-drafted and MEE question subjects must meet Oregon Supreme Court Rule For Admission 5.15(2). The essay question portion of the bar examination is worth 25% of the total test.

Samples of locally-drafted questions and their issue outlines are provided below by subject. These samples are questions from previously administered examinations. The issue outlines are demonstrative of the discussions that might appear in a good answer. Older questions may have model answers in addition to issue outlines.





Questions and Issue Outlines by Subject





Administrative Law



Agency



Civil Procedure



Constitutional Law



Contracts



Corporations



Criminal Law and Procedure



Evidence



Federal Income Tax



Legal Ethics



Partnerships



Property



Sales (UCC Article 2)



Secured Transactions (UCC Articles 1 & 9)



Torts



Trusts and Estates/Wills



Staff Contacts


Charles Schulz
Admissions Director

cschulz@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 310

Vickie Hansen
Admissions Coordinator

vhansen@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 419

Tanya Tkach
Admissions Specialist

ttkach@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 364