Bar Admission Guide
The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, published in collaboration with the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, provides information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.
A print version of the Guide is published annually and is available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store.
NCBE also maintains an online version of the Guide, which is updated throughout the year.
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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, Courtesy Seating, and Attorneys' Exams|
|Chart 7 : Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Bar Examination Application Deadlines and Fees|
|Chart 8 : Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Grading and Scoring|
|Chart 9 : Non–Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Admission by Examination|
|Chart 10 : Non–Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—MPRE Requirements, MBE Score Transfers, and Attorneys’ Exams|
|Chart 11 : Non–Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Bar Examination Application Deadlines and Fees|
|Chart 12 : Non–Uniform Bar Examination Jurisdictions—Grading and Scoring|
|Chart 13 : Additional Pre- or Post-Admission Requirements and Continuing Legal Education|
|Chart 14 : Admission on Motion—Years of Practice and Definition of Practice|
|Chart 15 : Admission on Motion—Legal Education and Reciprocity Requirements|
|Chart 16 : Other Licenses and Registrations|