Bar Exam Application Tips

What to remember for your law school graduation checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School If you’re anything like me you love to plan. Somehow time has escaped me and now it’s the middle of the semester, meaning my desire (and need) to begin planning all things commencement related has become too strong to ignore. So, in typical OCD fashion, I […]

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Understanding the Character and Fitness process for bar admission

March 26, 2021

Before you can practice law in any U.S jurisdiction, you must go through that state’s admissions process, including the Character and Fitness process. Some states require that you submit this application before you can take the bar exam and other states allow you to submit it after. Be sure to check what the exact policy […]

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Six things to remember for your 3L law school checklist

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law If you’ve followed my law school journey since 1L year, you know I’m a bit of a long-term planner, which is also puzzling because I can be a procrastinator, too. Perhaps it’s the security of a plan that allows me to hit all […]

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Welcome to Character and Fitness Application season

February 19, 2021

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, third-year law students are making preparations for graduation and beginning to think about the bar exam. Finally, after almost three years of law school, the end is in sight … almost. But now these soon-to-be-lawyers must complete the dreaded character and […]

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Paying attention to early bar exam requirements in 2L year

January 15, 2021

Believe it or not, the second year of law school is when you should begin researching early bar exam requirements. If you’re a 2L student reading this blog, yes, that means pretty much now. It’s not too early to get moving on this process. Depending on the state/jurisdiction in which you plan to take the […]

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A guide to the New York Bar Exam for foreign lawyers

October 20, 2020

So you want to be a U.S. qualified New York lawyer? Want to add a glamorous qualification to your CV? Thinking of emigrating to the states? Want to learn about the New York Bar Exam for foreign lawyers?  You have arrived at the right place. This article will provide you an overview of the New […]

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International law students: U.S. employment and state bar exam considerations

March 16, 2020

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School When I decided to attend an American law school I knew I would most likely be sitting for a US bar exam and accepting an employment offer in the states – it was simply a necessity if I wanted to be able to pay off my […]

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Getting ahead of the Character and Fitness process in 2L year

October 29, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Yes… we are only 2Ls but believe it or not we should start thinking about the character and fitness portion of our bar applications. The Character and Fitness (C & F) portion of the bar application varies state by state, so you will want […]

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New York Bar Exam: How to apply for eligibility without a 3-year law degree

November 8, 2018

By Aoife Keenan, LL.B., LL.M. Legal Advisor, BARBRI  I started working with BARBRI in 2015. At the time, I was not aware of the U.S. route to qualification. Naturally, as a law student, I was intrigued. The thought of qualifying in two jurisdictions was really appealing to me. I had always been interested in working […]

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Planning for the bar exam in 2L year … and why

October 10, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School As a 2L students, the bar exam should probably be on your mind. You should pay attention to not only your school course requirements but also to your state bar examination requirements (here’s a handy bar exam checklist from BARBRI you can follow). […]

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