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 April 27, 2021, 12:46 pm (CDT)

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 April 27, 2021, 3:01 pm (CDT)

Arizona  |  California  |  Colorado  |  Connecticut  |  Delaware  |  District of Columbia  |  Florida   Georgia  |  Illinois  |  Indiana   Iowa  |  Kentucky  |  Louisiana   Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts  |  Michigan  |  New Hampshire  |  New Jersey   New York   |  North Carolina   Ohio  |  Oregon   Pennsylvania  |  Rhode Island   Tennessee  |  Utah  |  Vermont   |  Virgin Islands  |  Washington

Arizona

On April 14, the Arizona Supreme Court directed the Committee on Examinations to administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

California

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

Colorado

The Colorado Supreme Court announced on March 10 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Connecticut

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

Delaware

The Delaware Board of Bar Examiners announced on March 15 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.

Florida

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners announced on April 12 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Georgia

The Supreme Court of Georgia announced on March 24 that it will administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Board of Admissions announced on March 1 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Indiana

The Indiana Board of Law Examiners announced on March 30 that the July 2021 exam will be conducted remotely, 

Iowa

The Iowa Supreme Court announced on March 11 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

The Louisiana Supreme Court issued an order on April 8 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely. The one-day remote exam will be administered on July 26.

Maine

The State of Maine Judicial Branch issued an order on April 26 announcing that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Maryland

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.

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

The Michigan Supreme Court issued an order on April 21 directing that the July 2021 exam be administered remotely.

New Hampshire

The Supreme Court of New Hampshire announced on March 3 its authorization for the Board of Bar Examiners to administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners announced on March 11 that it will administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

New York

The New York Board of Law Examiners announced on March 5 that it will administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners announced on March 22 that it will administer the July 2021 exam remotely.

Ohio

The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 3 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely. 

Oregon

The Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners issued a statement on March 26 announcing its plan for an in-person administration of the July 2021 bar exam.

Pennsylvania

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

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an order on April 9 announcing that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Tennessee

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

Utah

The Utah Supreme Court announced on March 19 that the July 2021 exam will be administered remotely.

Vermont

Per a March 8 order of the Vermont Supreme Court and a decision by the Board of Bar Examiners, Vermont will administer the July 2021 bar exam remotely.

Virgin Islands

The July 2021 exam in the Virgin Islands will be administered remotely.

Washington

 On March 5, the Supreme Court of Washington issued an order authorizing the Washington State Bar Association to administer the July 2021 exam remotely. The Court also temporarily lowered the minimum passing score to 266.