We are pleased to bring you the 2021 edition of the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements. We hope that by working closely with the state bar admission administrators in compiling, updating, and verifying the information contained in this publication, we have produced charts that will be useful to everyone concerned with the bar admissions process.
Note that the Examinations section divides information into charts specifically for Uniform Bar Examination jurisdictions (Charts 5 and 6) and non–Uniform Bar Examination jurisdictions (Charts 7 and 8). Jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE but whose first administration of the UBE will not occur until after the year encompassed by the current edition are listed in both UBE and non-UBE charts.
As has always been the case, 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.
Because bar admission rules and policies are subject to change, this publication should be used only as a general guide. Specific, up-to-date answers to questions concerning bar admissions should be obtained from the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction involved. See Directory of State Bar Admission Agencies.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners and the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar wish to thank the state bar admission administrators for their cooperation in furnishing the data.
Judith A. Gundersen
President & CEO
National Conference of Bar Examiners
Hon. Scott Bales (ret.)
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar