Universal Bar Examination (UBE) Score Transfer Guide


Minimum UBE Score


Maximum UBE Score Age

3 years

Jurisdiction-Specific Component

All Jurisdictions

Admission By UBE Transfer to Oregon

Understanding the UBE

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is a standardized bar examination designed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). It is composed of three parts: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The UBE is administered over two days and is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should have before becoming licensed to practice law. The UBE score is portable, meaning it can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions, subject to each jurisdiction's specific rules and requirements.

Minimum UBE Score Accepted in Oregon

Oregon has set a benchmark for the minimum UBE score of 270 that candidates must achieve to be eligible for admission by score transfer. As per the Oregon State Bar Admissions website (Oregon State Bar Admissions), the minimum score required is detailed in their admission rules. Juris Doctors should confirm the current score requirement directly through official channels to ensure accuracy, as these requirements may be subject to change.

Time Limit for UBE Score Transfers to Oregon

One of the critical aspects of transferring your UBE score is adhering to the time limit set by the jurisdiction. Oregon specifies a maximum period of three years within which your UBE score remains valid for transfer. For the most current information regarding the time frame and any exceptions to the rule, refer to the Oregon State Bar's admissions page (RFA 19.05 – Admission by UBE Score Earned in Another Jurisdiction).

Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Your UBE Score to Oregon

  1. Verify Your Score: Ensure your UBE score meets or exceeds the minimum requirement set by Oregon.
  2. Check the Validity: Confirm that your UBE score is within the time limit for transfer to Oregon.
  3. Complete the Jurisdiction-Specific Component: Familiarize yourself with and complete Oregon's jurisdiction-specific requirements.
  4. Submit Your Application: Gather all necessary documents, and submit your application for admission by UBE score transfer through the Oregon State Bar's admissions portal (Oregon State Bar Admissions).
  5. Character and Fitness Review: Be prepared to undergo a thorough character and fitness review, as required by the Oregon State Bar.

Detailed information on these requirements can be found on the Oregon State Bar's official website or by consulting the relevant rules and regulations (Or. State. Bar. R. Regul. and Polic. 19.15).

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