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Bar admission information

There are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar.‌Bar Admissions Info

All jurisdictions have standards of character and fitness that candidates are required to meet in order to be admitted to the bar and practice law there.

Some jurisdictions, e.g. New York, may impose pro bono requirements greater than the UMass Law pro bono graduation requirement.

Applicants are encouraged to determine what those requirements are in the state(s) in which they intend to practice by consulting the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Applicants should also try to consult with an official of the bar as necessary to discover whether any past conduct could keep them from becoming admitted to the bar upon graduation from law school.

Students requesting examination accommodations for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) or state bar examinations should know that the interpretations of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements used by the various bar examining authorities may differ from those used in undergraduate education.

Students are advised to ascertain the testing accommodation standards for each jurisdiction in which they plan to take the bar examination.

Information about testing accommodations for the MPRE and individual state bar examinations

 

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