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Bar Exam Guide: Ohio

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the Ohio Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


Ohio is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 5 years old. In addition, Ohio allows an attorney from any U.S. jurisdiction to be admitted if they have engaged in the full-time practice of law for at least five years out of the ten years immediately prior to the submission of their application to the Ohio bar. 

Where to find more information:

The Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Bar Exam Web Page