Bar Admission Guide

2019 Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements provides annually updated information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies. It is published in collaboration with the American Bar Association. It is available for viewing on this page and is also available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store.

NOTE: The information in this publication is correct as submitted to NCBE by contributing jurisdictions at the time of publication. It should be used only as a general guide. Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, NCBE strongly advises consulting the jurisdiction's bar admission agency directly for the most current information.

 

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Chart 1 : Promulgation of Rules, Prelegal Education Requirements, Law Student Registration, and Bar Exam Eligibility Before Graduation
Chart 2 : Character and Fitness Determinations
Chart 3 : Domestic Legal Education
Chart 4 : Foreign Legal Education
Chart 5 : Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Admission by Examination or by Transferred UBE Score
Chart 6 : Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—MPRE Requirements, MBE Score Transfers, and Attorneys' Exams
Chart 7 : Non–Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Admission by Examination
Chart 8Non–Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—MPRE Requirements, MBE Score Transfers, and Attorneys' Exams
Chart 9 : Bar Examination Application Deadlines and Fees
Chart 10 : Grading and Scoring
Chart 11 : Additional Pre- or Post-Admission Requirements and Continuing Legal Education
Chart 12 : Admission on Motion—Years of Practice and Definition of Practice
Chart 13 : Admission on Motion—Legal Education and Reciprocity Requirements
Chart 14 : Other Licenses and Registrations
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