NCBE’s Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, published in collaboration with the American Bar Association, provides annually updated information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies. The Guide provides a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction snapshot on bar admission requirements such as 

  • Domestic and foreign legal education requirements
  • Bar examination details, including application deadlines, fees, and grading and scoring information
  • Uniform Bar Examination jurisdiction policies for admission by exam or by transferred UBE score
  • MPRE requirements
  • Additional pre- or post-admission requirements and continuing legal education
  • Admission on motion policies
  • Other licenses and registrations, such as foreign legal consultants and military spouse temporary practice

The Guide is available for viewing on the NCBE website at ncbex.org/publications/bar-admissions-guide/ and is also available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store

  • Bar
    Bar Exam Fundamentals

    Addressing questions from conversations NCBE has had with legal educators about the bar exam.

  • 2020
    2020 Bar Admission Guide

    Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.

  • Testing
    Testing Task Force Updates

    Visit the Testing Task Force website for the latest news about this 3-year study of the bar exam.

  • BarNow
    BarNow Study Aids

    NCBE offers high-quality, affordable study aids in a mobile-friendly eLearning platform.

  • 2019
    2019 Year in Review

    NCBE’s annual publication highlights the work of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission.

  • 2019
    2019 Statistics

    Bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction, and national data for the MBE and MPRE.