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2016 July Exam
Filing deadline: April 15, 2016
Absolute deadline: May 15, 2016
(with $350 late fee)
Applicants for July 2016 bar exam
The Board of Bar Examiners requests that members examine this list and bring to the board's attention in a signed letter any information that might influence the board in considering the moral character of any applicant for admission. Send correspondence to Admissions Director, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., PO Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935.
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. Six grants will be awarded for the July 2016 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 April 15, 2015.
Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Application Fee(s): (See Rule 4.10)
Application Fee: $625.
$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.
$350 additional filing fee due at time of filing application. See Rule 4.10 (3). Note: No late applications will be accepted after May 15. The late applications and all fees must be received by the office of the Board of Bar Examiners on or before May 15 in order to be considered by the Board. (See Rule 4.05, No Exceptions Will Be Made, Regardless Of Cause.)
July 26, 2016
Six Essay Questions and Two Multistate Performance Test Question (MPT)
July 27, 2016
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 200 Multiple-Choice Questions
Place Of Examination
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
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