Admission to the Bar

Bar Examination

Some states require registration with their State Board of Law Examiners at the start of law studies for students who expect to take the bar examination upon graduation. Applicants are urged to consult the regulations of the Board of Law Examiners in the states where they expect to practice. The State of Connecticut does not require such registration. Students are also urged to check each state bar’s school credit and residency requirements, including possible limits on non-classroom credits, for bar certification in each state where they expect to take the bar examination.

Character and Fitness for Admission to the Bar

It is extremely important for students to determine the applicable character, fitness, and other qualifications of the bar admission authorities in the state(s) in which he or she intends to practice. In particular, any student who has been subjected to disciplinary action by an educational institution, who has incurred a judgment of civil liability, or who has been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense is strongly encouraged to check with the bar admission authority in the jurisdiction(s) in which he or she intends to practice to determine the effect of such action on the person’s admissibility to the bar.