Ohio Bar Exam Dates and Details

Upcoming Ohio Bar Exam Test Dates

Ohio Bar Exam Dates


Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio

Important Times

  • Doors open: 8 a.m.
  • Instructions: 9:00 a.m.
  • Testing begins: 9:15  a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Testing ends: 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m.on Thursday)

Inside the Testing Facility

The temperature inside the testing facility can be cool or warm so dress in comfortable layers.

What is not permitted:

  • Smoking (you are not allowed to leave the building except at lunch).
  • Food and drinks (exception: water in clear 20 oz max plastic water bottle).
  • Bags, backpacks, or purses inside the testing center.  All bags must be left in a designated area.
  • Watches, clocks, pens mechanical pencils (on Wednesday), laptops (on Wednesday), highlighters, rulers, paper, hats, earplugs, headphones, electronic handheld devices, or firearms or weapons of any kind.

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.