Bar Exam Information

Arkansas Bar Exam

The deadline for applying for the July 2017 Bar Exam is 5 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017. There are no extensions to this deadline. The application for the July 2017 Arkansas Bar Exam may be found here.

For more information on the Arkansas Bar Exam, please go to the Arkansas Judiciary’s Office of Professional Programs’ website.

Other State Bar Exam Information

Many of our students take the bar exam in states other than Arkansas. The American Bar Association and the National Conference of Bar Examiners publishes a Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements. You should be familiar with the Bar exam requirements for any state in which you plan to practice.

Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is a uniformly administered and scored bar examination. The UBE results in a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions. Jurisdictions that use the UBE may require applicants to also complete a jurisdiction-specific educational component and/or pass a test on jurisdiction-specific law in addition to passing the UBE. Currently, 26 jurisdictions have adopted the UBE. Arkansas is not a UBE jurisdiction and does not require (or accept) the UBE. For more information on the UBE, please go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners' website.

Other Important Bar Admission Information

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.