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Academic Support and Bar Preparation: Take Charge!

It's Never Too Early to Start Preparing for Your Bar Admission

There are multiple steps for applying to practice in any jurisdiction.  You will not be qualified to sit for the bar exam unless all requirements of the bar admission process have been met.  Start early!


Bar Preparation Program Contact Information

Keri Foster 

Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation

2900 Van Ness Street NW

Holy Cross Hall, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20008

Schedule a meeting here.

202.806.8022 (Office) 

202.806.8162 (Fax)

ABA Requirements


Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, 2023
Information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies.

Also, search bar admission requirements by state:  NCBE Bar Admission Services 

Uniform Bar Exam

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)
The Uniform Bar Examination has been adopted by most jurisdictions. 

Prepared and coordinated by the NCB Examiners, the UBE is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).  It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions, which may add supplemental components.


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Multistate Bar Examination

The MBE is a component of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Jurisdictions that administer the UBE weight the MBE component 50%.




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Updated: December 2023.