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Bar Exam Preparation


Maryland - UBE Administration

Beginning in July 2019, Maryland will administer the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) to new law school graduates and less-experienced attorneys licensed to practice in another U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants must complete the Maryland Law Component prior to admittance. Click the links below for more information.

MPRE Transition to Computer-Based Testing Announced

From NCBE: beginning in August 2019, NCBE, in partnership with Pearson VUE, will transition the MPRE from a paper-based to a computer-based delivery platform. There will be no changes to the question format, content, or scoring of the MPRE. For the August 2019 and November 2019 administrations, a limited number of examinees will be selected at random during the registration process to take the computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center; all other examinees will take the paper-based exam at a testing center administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Read more here.

General Information

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 check the requirements for the jurisdiction in which you plan to practice law.

About the Multistate Exams

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) produces five multistate bar examinations. Each state determines which of the tests it will use. States may also have a state-specific component.

Notary Services

Many bar applications require notarization. Frances Brillantine is a Notary Public and is happy to notarize documents for the Catholic University community at no charge between the hours of 8am and 3pm. Frances' office is located behind the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to ensure availability.

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155