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CHART 3: Eligibility to Take the Bar Examination: Legal Education (continued) Note: For foreign law school graduates’ eligibility to take the bar examination, see Chart 4, pages 12–13.
Jurisdiction
Is eligibility to take the bar exam limited to J.D. or LL.B. graduates of ABA-approved law schools under your rules?
If not, what other means of legal study do your rules permit for bar exam applicants?
Additional requirements
Non-ABA- approved in-state law school
Non-ABA- approved out-of-state law school
Law of ce study
Correspon- dence law school
Online law school
Speci ed number of hours at ABA- approved law school
Bar admission in another state
Speci ed number of years of practice
Yes
No
North Dakota
X
Ohio
X*
Oklahoma
X
Oregon
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pennsylvania
X
X
X
X
Rhode Island
X
X
X
X
South Carolina
X
South Dakota
X
Tennessee
X
X
X
X
X
Texas
X
X
X
X
Utah
X
X
X
X
Vermont
X
X
X
X
X
Virginia
X
X
Washington
X
X
X
X
X
West Virginia
X
X
X
X
X
Wisconsin
X
X
X
Wyoming
X
Guam
X
Northern Mariana Islands
X
Palau
X
Puerto Rico
X
X
Virgin Islands
X*
*Foreign law degree is the only non-ABA-approved category of legal education permitted; see Chart 4, pages 12–13.
Supplemental Remarks
Is eligibility to take the bar examination limited to J.D. or LL.B. graduates of ABA-approved law schools under your rules?
Alabama Graduates of unaccredited law schools who wish to sit for the bar exam must be licensed and in good standing for the past 5 years in the state where the unaccredited law school from which they graduated is located and that state must have a reciprocal agreement with the state of Alabama allowing graduates of Alabama’s unaccredited law schools to sit for that state’s bar examination. At this time no state or jurisdiction has such a reciprocal agreement with Alabama.
Alaska Graduates of non-ABA-approved law schools who have passed the bar exam in another state are eligible to take the bar exam without additional legal education after 5 years’ active practice in another jurisdiction in which they have been admitted.
Arizona Graduates of non-ABA-approved law schools can write the examination if they have been actively engaged in the practice of law in some other state or states for at least 3 of the last 5 years prior to  ling an application for admission to practice in Arizona.
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