Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, a resource for bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions, represents the joint work product of the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. We hope that by working closely with the jurisdiction bar admission administrators in compiling, updating, and verifying the information contained in this resource, we have produced charts that will be useful to everyone concerned with the bar admissions process.

A print version of the Guide, published annually by NCBE in collaboration with the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, is available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store.

Although this online version is updated throughout the year, NCBE strongly advises consulting the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly (see the Directory) for the most current information.

The supplemental remarks that follow the charts reflect an editorial decision to leave intact much of the information supplied by bar admission agencies; that is, some language consistencies have been forgone in order to preserve the words as received from the jurisdictions. Material supplied by each jurisdiction is intended to reflect Court rule, not situations under which waivers are granted, unless otherwise indicated.