The Bar Exam

Bar Exams are administered nation-wide in February and July. Most law school graduates take the July exam following graduation. The bar exam usually consists of one day of state law and one day for the Multistate Bar Examination, although some states have a three day exam. Bar admissions requirements differ from state to state and as a result, students are advised to visit the web site of their state bar office for the most accurate information. For information on various exams and links to most state bar authorities, visit the web site of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Booklets with the addresses and phone numbers of state bar examiner offices are available for you to consult in the Registrar's Office.

First-year students who think they may practice in another state should contact the bar examiners in that state as soon as possible to determine the registration requirements.

Chicago-Kent Bar Prep Website

Current students can check out the Chicago-Kent Bar Prep website to find:

  • resources for applying to and preparing for the bar exam
  • information about upcoming bar prep programming
  • advice for 1Ls and 2Ls on how to improve their "bar readiness" before the final year of law school
  • you must use your Chicago-Kent credentials to log in