Ohio Bar Exam Nuts and Bolts

Upcoming Ohio Bar Exam Test Dates

February July
2013 26,27,28 30,31, August 1

North Hall, Veterans Memorial Building
300 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio.

Important Times

  • Doors open: 8:00am
  • Instructions: 8:45
  • Testing begins: 9:00 on the dot
  • Lunch: 12:15/12:30 for 1 hour
  • Testing ends: 4:30, 12:15 on Thursday

Inside the testing facility

The temperature inside the testing facility can be cool or warm so dress in comfortable layers.
There are three sets of restrooms- make sure to find the one located closest to you.
What is NOT permitted:

  • Smoking (you are not allowed to leave the building during testing times).
  • Food and drinks (exception: cough drops, water in clear water bottle).
  • Bags, backpacks, or purses inside the testing center.  All bags must be left in the lobby.
  • Wednesday (MBE day): watches, clocks, pens, highlighters, rulers, hats, earplugs, headphones.

Akron Law Support at the Bar Exam

Akron Law provides support to students in Columbus during the bar exam.  Such support includes hosting dinner the first night of the bar exam and providing drinks and snacks during lunch breaks. 

For questions regarding bar exam support, please contact Nancy L. Reeves, our Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs.