Professional Licensure and Bar Examinations (J.D.)
Per U.S. Federal Regulations, Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law) provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.
Because Georgetown Law is an ABA-accredited law school, the Georgetown Law J.D. degree meets the educational requirements for eligibility to sit for the bar examination (required for professional licensure as an attorney) in the following states and jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after beginning the J.D. program. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.
All students and prospective students are encouraged to review the National Council of Bar Examiners’ Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements and to contact the state bar authority directly for further information.