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Rule 4. Admission by Examination or UBE Score Transfer

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 5. Attorneys and State BarEffective: December 1, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 5. Attorneys and State Bar
Chapter 1.--Appendix 5. Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in the State of Oklahoma
Effective: December 1, 2021
T. 5, Ch. 1, App. 5, Rule 4
Rule 4. Admission by Examination or UBE Score Transfer
Section 1. When examination of an attorney of another jurisdiction is required of one who is not eligible for admission upon motion as provided in Rule Two hereof, such attorney may be permitted by the Board of Bar Examiners to take an examination or may transfer a verified UBE score within 3 years. The applicant shall be required to provide at his or her own expense a report by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Section 2. Registration as a law student may be accomplished by the filing of a verified application for registration by the 15th day of October of the student's second year of law school on forms prescribed by the Board of Bar Examiners setting forth such information as the Board requires including:
(a) Certificate of graduation with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (with a minimum of 120 college hours, at least 90 hours representing resident study) from a college whose credit hours are transferable to the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University or University of Tulsa with transcript attached of undergraduate college work;
(b) Two (2) sets of fingerprints which may be submitted to both the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for appropriate record reviews.
(c) Recent photograph.
(d) NCBE Student Application Report for Character and Fitness at his or her own expense.
The Board may, in its discretion, register nunc pro tunc students who have been enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association upon compliance with all applicable rules herein.
The application provided by this section shall be valid for a period of ten (10) years. In the event the applicant has not activated the application within this ten (10) year period, the application will no longer be valid and the file containing the application and required information will be destroyed.
Section 3. Application to take a bar exam shall be filed at least six months prior to the date of examination on forms prescribed by the Board of Bar Examiners setting forth such information as the Board requires. Such application shall contain proof of law school study with a certified transcript attached and a certificate of the law school dean or associate dean that the applicant has met the requirements for graduation with a Juris Doctor degree from a law school in the United States of America, its territories and possessions, accredited by the American Bar Association.
A person who matriculates at a law school which was accredited when applicant enrolled therein, and who completes the course of study and is graduated therefrom, shall be deemed a graduate of an accredited law school, even though the school's accreditation was withdrawn while the applicant was enrolled therein.
No applicant may be admitted by examination until he or she shall furnish evidence that a score satisfactory to the Board of Bar Examiners on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination has been attained.
Admission must be effected within one year after the date the applicant successfully completes the bar examination unless extended by the Board of Bar Examiners.


Amended effective November 29, 2004. Amended September 28, 2006, effective November 1, 2006. Amended effective November 10, 2014; January 19, 2021. Amended October 18, 2021, effective December 1, 2021.
Admission to the Practice of Law, Rule 4, 5 O. S. A. Ch. 1, App. 5, OK ST ADMIS Rule 4
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2024. Some rules may be more current, see credits for details.
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