Lawyer Licensure

Every law student is responsible for understanding and fulfilling the bar exam and admission requirements for their chosen jurisdiction(s). Jurisdictions’ requirements can vary significantly; and the admission requirements of some states may influence your 2L and 3L course selections. The information below provides helpful guidance, but it cannot serve as a substitute for an applicant’s review of a jurisdiction’s statutes, regulations and rules to determine eligibility and admission requirements. Please review your jurisdiction’s rules directly.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) website lists contact information for the agencies responsible for offering the bar examination in all fifty states, as well as other U.S. jurisdictions. The NCBE also offers a useful bar admission resource guide. Please note that the NCBE guide does not reflect individual state or territory rule changes that occur after the guide’s annual publication date.