Uniform Bar Examination

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front St., 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9340
Fax: 614.387.9349
Email: BarAdmissions@sc.ohio.gov

Director:
Gina White Palmer, Esq.

The Supreme Court of Ohio exercises its jurisdiction over the admission to the practice of law pursuant to Rule I of the Rules for the Government of the Bar.  Rule I establishes requirements that an applicant must meet in order to be admitted to the practice of law.  One of the admission requirements that effects most applicants is passing the Ohio Bar Examination.

On Aug. 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio announced that it will begin using the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) beginning in July 2020.  The UBE is a two-day test comprised of three components prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the Multistate Bar Exam, the Multistate Performance Test and the Multistate Essay Exam.

The Office of Bar Admissions and the Board of Bar Examiners are working on proposed rule amendments and policy and procedure revisions necessary to implement the UBE.  Please check our FAQ page for periodic updates.

If you have any questions, please email the Office of Bar Admissions at BarAdmissions@sc.ohio.gov.

Report & Recommendations of the Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on the Ohio Bar Examination

Frequently Asked Questions

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