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. In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiner's website at http://www.ncbex.org/. For students who intend to seek bar admission in Mississippi, the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions website is https://courts.ms.gov/bar/baradmissions/baradmissions.php.

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.