As a law school graduate, you will typically apply for bar admission through a state board of bar examiners. Each state determines its own criteria regarding eligibility to sit for its bar exam. For comprehensive information about a particular state's bar exam requirements, you should refer to the various charts in the ABA's National Conference of Bar Examiners' Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.
Many of you, however, will take the exam in our home state of Maryland. To get started on this journey, Maryland provides a helpful checklist that outlines the entire admissions process, which culminates when you take the oath in the Court of Appeals of Maryland and officially become a member of the Maryland bar.
We've provided information about the application for admission you will complete prior to sitting for the exam.
And if you're curious, we have information about the exam itself and what to expect.
Finally, our FAQs inform you about the law school's role in completing your character and fitness certification, sending your transcripts, and verifying your employment if you worked here when you were student.
If you have questions after your explorations here, feel free to contact us. We've got you covered.