Bar Exam Preparation
The bar exam is certainly demanding and difficult, but gathering needed information about bar exams and bar admissions shouldn't be. Unlike many websites that discuss bar exams or bar admissions, this site is not commercial. It seeks only to provide information: the information law students want and need to know as they strategize and prepare for the next step after law school--becoming a licensed lawyer.
All information on this site is updated annually during the summer or as information is received. Data comes from reliable sources, including the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the bar exam administrators from the various states.
Upcoming Deadlines (Information Current as of May 18, 2018):
For more up to date information, please visit the PA Bar Exam website.
|Application for Permission to Sit for the Pennsylvania Bar Examination and for Character and Fitness Determination under Pa.B.A.R. 203/205|
|Application deadlines and filing fees for the bar exam.
The following deadlines are POSTMARK deadlines.
|Filing Deadline||February Exam||July Exam||Applicant Fee|
|Timely||October 30||April 15||$650|
|First Late||November 15||April 30||$800|
|Second Late||November 30||May 15||$1,100|
|Final||December 15||May 30||$1,500|
Questions about other states' deadlines and requirements can be directed to Rob Wible or check out this publication from the NCBE.
NOTE: Effective with the February 2015 bar exam, the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), a part of the bar exam in 49 states, now includes Federal Civil Procedure.
Please direct any questions to Rob Wible.
Need to meet with Rob? Request a meeting between 9 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.