For a currently enrolled JD student who plans to sit for the Illinois bar examination immediately following graduation, the law school will automatically issue the Dean’s Certificate after the Registrar verifies that the student has completed all requirements to earn the JD degree and that a diploma can be issued. A student does not need to make any additional request.
Other State Bar Examinations
Other individuals who need a Dean’s Certificate should submit a written request to the Registrar’s Office and should attach the form from the specific jurisdiction. The individual also should indicate when the Dean’s Certificate is due in that jurisdiction. Certificates typically take at least three business days to prepare, and the offices appreciates as much notice as possible, especially during the winter break. The Registrar’s Office transmits the certificate directly to the board of bar examiners. An individual who wishes to receive a courtesy copy should request one in the email and provide a current mailing address. The individual may also pick up the courtesy copy during regular office hours.