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Ohio Bar Exam Timeline

FIRST YEAR

 

 

 

  • Learn your first year subjects well.  Each will be double tested on the bar exam.
  • When registering for 2nd year fall classes, register to take some subjects tested on the bar exam, e.g., Constitutional Law, Corporations, Commercial Law, Secured Transactions, Estates & Trusts, Agency & Partnership, Criminal Procedure, Evidence.

SECOND YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

  • Complete and send in your Character & Fitness and Application to Register for the Bar before November 15th deadline with $275 in fees.
  • Take Legal Profession (Law 643).
  • Take the Multiple Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) $70 (offered in March, August and November).
  • Take Subjects Tested on the Bar (Constitutional Law, Corporations, Commercial Law, Secured Transactions, Wills & Trust, Agency & Partnership, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Criminal Law).

THIRD YEAR

 

 

 

  • Take the Ohio Bar Exam Strategies and Tactics course, (Law 701), the semester before you take the bar exam.
  • Take Legal Profession and the MPRE if you didn’t take it in second year.
  • Finish taking those bar tested subjects you didn’t take in your 1st and 2nd years of law school.
  • Reserve a hotel room for the bar well in advance.  Hotels are usually booked up for the July bar by April.
  • At least 30 days before the bar, you must have taken a substance abuse seminar.  It is offered by C|M|Law for free near the middle of the fall and spring semesters or you might find an acceptable seminar online.

FEBRUARY BAR TAKERS

  • Final deadline for Character & Fitness Application for February Bar – August 15th 
    ***Additional $275 in fees for failing to meet November 15th second year deadline.
  • Deadline for Supplemental Character & Fitness form – November 1st
  • Deadline for Application to Take the Bar Exam – November 1st    $354
  • Get Final Law School Certificate to Marcie Rechner

JULY BAR TAKERS

  • Final deadline for Character & Fitness Application for July Bar – January 15th 
    *** Additional $275 in fees for failing to meet November 15th second year deadline.
  • Deadline for Supplemental Character & Fitness form – April 1st
  • Deadline for Application to Take the Bar Exam – April 1st   $354
  • Get Final Law School Certificate to Marcie Rechner

 

  • You must have completed your Character & Fitness interview within three weeks before the bar exam.  Call the Bar Admissions Office (614-387-9340) if you have not had your interview.
  • BAR EXAMINATION :  The week of the last Wednesday in February and the last Wednesday of July.
  • REMEMBER:  Within 30 days of being sworn in and admitted to the practice of law one must file a Certificate of Registration and pay the three hundred fifty dollar registration fee.

 

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