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:
2012 JD Bar Information Session (Video)--Held at the Law Center on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ask the Registrar - Completing Your New York Bar Certification (Video)--Held at the Law Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Visit the Office of the Registrar's Certifications Page for more information regarding Bar Certifications.
Bar Certification Forms Due in the Office of the Registrar: Due to the level of interpretation required to complete the Certificate of Attendance form, we must have the required documents submitted to our office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, in order to submit your documents to the state bars by the deadline. We will have scheduled times below when you can come to the office to submit your documents. Please note that we are unable to accept these documents during the final exam/grades deadline period (April 30 to May 18).
- Saturday, May 11; 10:00am – 1:00pm (McDonough 156)
- Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday May 23; 10:00am – 5:00pm (Registrar's Office, 315 McDonough Hall)
- Tuesday, May 28 –Thursday, May 30; 10:00am – 5:00pm (Registrar's Office, 315 McDonough Hall)
(The Office of the Registrar will be closed on Monday, May 20; Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Holiday; and on Friday, May 31 for certification processing.)
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.
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.
2013 Test Dates and Application Deadlines
The 2013 MPRE administrations will be on April 6, August 17, and November 2.* Registration will be available for these administrations beginning in early January 2013.
An applicant whose religious beliefs preclude him or her from taking the examination on one of these dates may apply to take the MPRE on the following Monday. Applicants requesting to take the exam on Monday must provide a letter on official stationery from the applicant's cleric confirming the applicant's affiliation with a recognized religious entity that observes its Sabbath throughout the year on Saturday. This letter must be received by the late receipt deadline or the applicant's registration will be cancelled.