If you have questions or concerns about your bar application or the bar application process, please contact the Ethics Counsel, Professor Michael Frisch, at 202-662-9926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bar Admission Information Sessions:
2013 JD Bar Information Session (Video)--Held at the Law Center on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Visit the Office of the Registrar's Certifications Page for more information regarding Bar Certifications.
National Conference of Bar Examiners
The National Conference of Bar Examiners offers the most current information regarding bar admissions requirements and includes links to all 50 state bars.
NOTICE: Changes to the Multistate Bar Examination Effective February 2015
Please note important changes to the Multistate Bar Examination in the attached memo.
U.S. Bar Information for Foreign-Educated Attorneys
Please click here for information on applying for a state bar exam as a foreign-educated attorney
Maryland Bar Candidates
Due to the level of interpretation of your undergraduate transcripts, your Pre-Legal forms, which are included in Part I of your application packet, will need to be completed by your undergraduate institution, not the Law Center.
NY Bar Candidates
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL DEGREE CANDIDATES PLANNING ON QUALIFYING FOR THE NEW YORK BAR: New York has adopted significant revisions to the rules governing bar admission. The New York Bar will no longer accept a transcript in lieu of the Certificate of Attendance. The New York Bar processes approximately 12,000 bar exam applications every spring. Please read the application instructions carefully and prepare your materials early. The website for the New York Bar is http://www.nybarexam.org.
New Pro Bono Requirement for NY Bar Candidates
Beginning January 1, 2015, all applicants for admission by examination to the New York Bar must perform 50 hours of law-related pro bono service prior to filing their application. As the applicable date is date of admission, not the date the bar exam is taken, it is anticipated that students who graduate on or after May 1, 2014, will be subject to the new rule. Current 3Ls and 4Es will not be subject to the new rule as long as their admission date is before January 1, 2015.
The new rule, some helpful FAQs, and the Affidavit of Compliance can be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/probono/baradmissionreqs.shtml. For detailed information regarding the New York Bar Pro Bono Admission Requirement please visit the OPICS web page at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/careers/opics/pro-bono/nybar-probono.cfm. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Michael Frisch at email@example.com or Assistant Dean Barbara Moulton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for a memo on the New York Bar Pro Bono requirement.
2014 Test Dates and Application Deadlines
The 2014 MPRE administrations will be on March 29, August 9, and November 1.* Registration will be available for these test dates starting in early February 2014.
*Saturday Sabbath Observers
If your religious beliefs preclude you from taking the MPRE on a Saturday, then you may apply with LSAC to take the exam on the following Monday. To request to take the exam on Monday, you must provide a letter on official stationery from your cleric confirming your affiliation with a recognized religious entity that observes its Sabbath throughout the year on Saturday. The letter must be received by LSAC by the late registration deadline or you will not be allowed to test.