Bar Exam Registration
Academic Achievement personnel provide assistance to students in filing their various applications for the Bar Exam.
Bar Exam Application
3Ls generally file their application to take the Bar Exam in their desired state of practice in the final semester of law school. The Illinois Bar Exam Application consists of the Character and Fitness Questionnaire, the Illinois State Police Criminal History Form, the Authorization and Release Form, the Certificate of Dean of Law School (provided by the law school), and payment of the application fee.
For more information on the Illinois Bar Exam Application, please go to www.ilbaradmissions.org.
Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
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.
U.S. Bar Websites
Note: Bar exam dates may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll post updated information to the COVID-19 webpage under Student Information > Bar Exam Information & Updates, as we receive it, but please be sure to review the bar examination information for each state using the links below.