Bar requirements

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Special requirements for the New York Bar

Students planning to seek admission to the New York bar must establish that they have acquired skills and professional values necessary to competently practice law. Read more about these requirements, which apply to both JD and LLM students.