July 2021 Bar Exam: Jurisdiction Information

The jurisdictions listed below have made announcements about changes regarding the July 2021 bar exam. We will continue to update this page as we receive information from the jurisdictions. See our NCBE COVID-19 Updates page for more information about the coronavirus and NCBE exams and services. To contact a jurisdiction directly, see Jurisdiction Information

July 2021 Bar Exam Status by Jurisdiction

Map last updated February 26, 2021, 4:08 pm (CST)

The following map shows the current status of the July 2021 bar exam in each jurisdiction. Please see the list of jurisdiction announcements below the map for more detail. The same information shown in the map is also available in table format.

Note: Jurisdictions continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. While the information provided here is current as of the posting date, this information is subject to change as jurisdictions adjust their plans according to the evolving situation. You are strongly advised to consult with the jurisdiction’s bar admissions agency directly for the most current information. 

Jurisdictions July 2021 Exam Map, click link for table version of this data.


Jurisdiction Announcements in Alphabetical Order

Last updated February 26, 2021, 4:24 pm (CST)

California  |  Connecticut  |  District of Columbia  |  Kentucky  Maryland  |  Massachusetts   Pennsylvania  Tennessee 


The Supreme Court of California issued an order on February 26 announcing that the July 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely.


The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee announced on February 11 that it will administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Committee on Admissions announced on February 10 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.


The Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners announced on February 23 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.


The Court of Appeals of Maryland announced on February 26 that, on the recommendation of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners, the July bar exam in Maryland will be administered remotely.


The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners announced on February 17 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.


The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners announced on February 12 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.


The Supreme Court of Tennessee announced on February 16 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.