Academic Achievement

Bar Exam Registration

Academic Achievement personnel provide assistance to students in filing their various applications for the Bar Exam.

Law Student Registration Application for the Illinois Bar Exam (LSR)

1Ls are encouraged to file an LSR during their first year to receive a significant discount in their application for the bar exam, which will be filed in their last semester of law school. The LSR consists of the Character and Fitness Questionnaire, Notice and Acknowledgement Form, the Illinois State Police Criminal History Form, the Authorization and Release Form, and payment of the LSR fee. For more information on the LSR, please go to www.ilbaradmissions.org.

Bar Exam Application

3Ls generally file their application to take the Bar Exam in their desired state of practice in the final semester of law school. The Illinois Bar Exam Application consists of the Character and Fitness Questionnaire, the Illinois State Police Criminal History Form, the Authorization and Release Form, the Certificate of Dean of Law School (provided by the law school), and payment of the application fee. For more information on the Illinois Bar Exam Application, please go to www.ilbaradmissions.org.

Other State Bar Exams

Each state has their own rules to sit for their bar exam. We strongly encourage all students to review the rules and requirements for any and all states in which they intend to practice.

Below are a list of websites for the other state bar exams:

Alabama Guam Michigan North Carolina Utah
Alaska Hawaii Minnesota North Dakota Vermont
Arizona Idaho Mississippi Ohio Virgin Islands
Arkansas Indiana Missouri Oklahoma Virginia
California Iowa Montana Oregon Washington
Colorado Kansas Nebraska Pennsylvania West Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nevada Rhode Island Wisconsin
Delaware Louisiana New Hampshire South Carolina Wyoming
D.C. Maine New Jersey South Dakota  
Florida Maryland New Mexico Tennessee  
Georgia Massachusetts New York Texas