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Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

A jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction snapshot of bar admission requirements

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  • Domestic and foreign legal education requirements
  • Bar examination details, including application deadlines, fees, and grading and scoring information
  • Uniform Bar Examination jurisdiction policies for admission by exam or by transferred UBE score
  • MPRE requirements
  • Additional pre- or post-admission requirements and continuing legal education
  • Admission on motion policies
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2022 Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

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2020 Statistics

2020 Statistics: View bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction, and national data for the MBE and the MPRE.