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Bar admission is regulated by each state's board of bar examiners. Bar requirements are state-specific and vary from state to state, so it's important to contact the board of bar examiners in the jurisdiction for which you wish to practice law.

The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements is published annually by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) in collaboration with the ABA.  It contains current information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies. Print copies are available in the law library’s reference room at call number KF302.A15 C66. An online version is available at the NCBE website.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners is the organization that produces the five multistate bar examinations. Each state has it's own requirements regarding the multistate exams. The NCBE FAQ contains a variety of useful information, including maps that detail which states require which NCBE or UBE exams, descriptions of the exams, test dates, practice exams, sample questions, and suggestions for study aids. Most of the study aids listed on their publications page are also available in the law library.

Hein’s Compilation of State Bar Examinations is a microfiche collection of the essay questions released by state bar examiner’s offices. The coverage of this collection is 1985 to 2012. The compilation does not contain every exam for every year, or for every state because obtaining permission from some states to reprint their questions is often difficult.  It remains, however, the single best source for these exam questions. Hein’s State Bar Examinations is located in the Government Documents/Microform room on the library’s floor three. The microfiche can be found in cabinet 26B drawer E.


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