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Preparing for the Bar Exam: OH


Ohio will become a UBE state starting with the July 2020 bar exam. 

Ohio Bar Resources

Regent Law Faculty are absolutely committed to preparing students for their state's bar exam.

This guide is designed to complement, and should not be used to replace a formal bar exam preparatory course or information posted for current students by the Office of Career & Alumni Services.

Rules Governing Admission
Ohio Essay Questions & Sample Answers (dropdown menu at bottom of page)
MBE Sample Questions (scroll to end)
Elective Courses that Support OH Essay Subjects
Negotiable Instruments (UCC3)
Sales (UCC1)
Secured Transactions (UCC2)
Wills, Trusts & Estates

Military and Military Spouses

Because states recognize that service members and their families are required to move often and that this can be a hindrance to the practice of law by military spouses, many states admit spouses of active duty service members to the bar without additional examination even though they may not otherwise qualify for admission or reciprocity. Click below to read the pertinent rule for this state:

Military Spouse Attorneys Admission

Ohio Essay + MBE + MPT + MPRE

Official Information Subjects
[Times Tested
Since 2004]
Essay Exam
Business Associations   
Civil ProcedureFederal   
♦ Civil Procedure Ohio   
Constitutional LawFederal   
Criminal Law   
Criminal Procedure   
Ohio Ethics   
Property – Personal   
Property – Real   
UCC Article 3    
UCC Article 4A    
UCC Article 9   
Wills & Intestate Succession   

• 12 essays (six on Tuesday and six on Thursday)

• 30 minutes each


Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law & Procedure
Real Property
• 200 Multiple Choice
• Questions evenly distributed among the six subjects
• Two 3-hour sessions
Problem solving
Legal Analysis and Reasoning
Factual Analysis
Organization and Management of a legal task
Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas
• Two 90-minute exercises
• Tests "fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation."
Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Model Code of Judicial Conduct
• 60 multiple choice
• 2 hours