Bar Exam Overview
In order to practice law in one or more of the United States, you must pass a bar examination. Unlike exams you've taken while in law school, the bar exam covers multiple subjects (usually between ten and sixteen) is given over a 2-3 day period and is generally only offered twice a year. If you plan on practicing law after graduating from law school, you will need to pass a bar exam.
Note: 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 Examiners.
View Bar passage outcomes , as required by the American Bar Association.