Bar Exam Application and Qualifications
As part of the application to Baylor Law School, applicants answer several questions regarding fitness to enter the legal profession. Baylor law students have a continuing responsibility to inform the Law School of any changes to the answers they provided to those questions, as well as new situations that may have occurred after the student filed his or her law school application.
Law School graduates must become admitted to the bar of a state or territory in which they plan to practice law. All jurisdictions have standards of character and fitness the candidates are required to meet in order to become admitted to the bar. Applicants therefore should consult the bar examiners of the jurisdictions in which they wish to become admitted. Information on requirements for bar examinations in various states is available on the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Additional information about becoming licensed to practice law is available on the Juris Doctor Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage.
Application for the Bar Examination
Individuals planning to sit for the bar exam must submit application in the state or territory in which they plan to take the exam. Each state has its own deadlines for application for the bar exam. Information regarding deadlines, fees and other requirements can be found on the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The Law School registrar can also assist students with questions about applying for a bar examination.