Admissions to a State Bar

All students who intend to apply for admission to a state bar should consult with the specific state bar for requirements. Many states require both registration as a law student and a bar exam application. Also, fees for students who are late in registering are often substantially higher. For information pertaining to bar requirements in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the various United States territories, the National Conference of Bar Examiner's website provides links to the various bar admissions offices at www.ncbex.org. For students who intend to seek bar admission in Mississippi, the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions website is www.mssc.state.ms.us/baradmissions/baradmissions.html.

Students who plan to take the Mississippi Bar Examination in February of the semester in which they anticipate graduating should consult with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs regarding completing course work by the deadline required by the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions prior to registration for the final semester in order to determine what courses will qualify for certification to the Board of Bar Admissions. Failure to do so may result in denial of certification of completion of course work to the Board of Bar Admissions. Examination courses are not eligible for certification of completion by the deadline set by the Board of Bar Admissions.

While MC Law provides information about bar examinations and bar admissions requirements to our students, nevertheless, students have the primary responsibility to acquaint themselves with the requirements of any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission to practice law.

Additional information regarding the need for prospective students to research the admissions requirements of State Bars can be found at http://law.mc.edu/prospective-students/bar-admission/.