2018 February Exam

Exam Dates: Feb. 27 - 28, 2018
Filing deadline: November 15, 2017
Absolute deadline: December 15, 2017
  (with $350 late fee)

OSB Diversity & Inclusion Bar Exam Grants Available
The Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department (D&I) has a bar exam grant program available to help offset the cost of taking the Oregon Bar Exam. Three grants will be awarded for this exam. This program is available to graduating law students, or graduates, who can assist the D&I Department with advancing its mission. For more information about the D&I Department, its mission, the specifics of this program, or to access the application, please visit the D&I website.

Filing Dates: (See Rule 4.05)

The filing deadline is November 15, 2017.

Filing Location:

Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR

Application Fee(s): (See Rule 4.10)

Application Fee: $625.

Investigation Fee

$425 - For first-time applicant admitted in another jurisdiction and $375 for applicants admitted in another jurisdiction who reapply within one year and have previously paid $425 within that year.

Late Filing Fee

$350 - Payable by each applicant who files application after the filing deadline. See Rule 4.05.

Late Filing

$350 additional filing fee due at time of filing application. See Rule 4.10 (3). Note: No late applications will be accepted after December 15. The late applications and all fees must be received by the office of the Board of Bar Examiners on or before December 15 in order to be considered by the Board. (See Rule 4.05, No Exceptions Will Be Made, Regardless Of Cause.)

Examination—All Applicants

Feb. 27, 2018
— Six Essay Questions and Two Multistate Performance Test Question (MPT)

Feb. 28, 2018
— Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)— 200 Multiple-Choice Questions

Place Of Examination

Holiday Inn - Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220
Telephone: (503) 256-5000

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

Your attention is drawn to Rule 7.05 regarding the Professional Responsibility Examination. (MPRE). Each applicant must pass the Professional Responsibility Examination as well as the Bar Exam prior to admission. The Oregon Bar Exam and the MPRE must be passed within 24 months of each other. Applicants must receive a scaled score of 85 or more to pass the MPRE.

Applicant Must Be Recommended For Admission

Rule 6.15 Applicant must be recommended by a majority of the Board of Bar Examiners. Subject to review by the Supreme Court, an applicant may not be admitted to the practice of law in Oregon unless at least a majority of the total membership of the Board of Bar Examiners considers the applicant to be qualified as to the requisite character, learning and ability.


Office of the Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 231935
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.- Monday through Friday. For your convenience, we suggest that you call before traveling to the Oregon State Bar Center as, at times, the office is closed.

Telephone: (503) 620-0222, Exts. 310, 364, 419
Oregon Toll Free In-State: 1-800-452-8260, Exts. 310, 364, 419