UPDATED: Important info. for 2018 NYS Bar Exam takers

UPDATED: Important info. for 2018 NYS Bar Exam takers

Postby ProBono & Externship » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:39 pm

Reminder: to be admitted in New York State, you must also take and pass

1. Online New York Law Course (NYLC) – embedded questions
2. New York State Law Exam (NYLE) – 30/50 score
3. Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) – 85% scaled score
4. Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) – 266/400 score
5. 50 hours of pro bono work
6. Application for Admission (Character and Fitness)


1. New York Law Course (NYLC):

You must complete the New York Law Course (NYLC) one month before you can register for the New York Law Exam. So, you should strongly consider completing the New York Law Course during January 2017 to sit for the March 16th exam. The next exam is during bar review!

2. New York Law Exam (NYLC) registration deadlines:
You must complete NYLC to be eligible to register:

Registration Deadline (completed NYLC): November 14, 2017 Date of NYLE: December 14, 2017 12:00 PM

2018 dates:

Registration Deadline (completed NYLC): February 20, 2018 Date of NYLE: March 22, 2018 12:00 PM

Registration Deadline (completed NYLC): May 15, 2018 Date of NYLE: June 14, 2018 12:00 PM

Registration Deadline (completed NYLC): August 28, 2018 Date of NYLE: September 27, 2017 12:00 PM

Registration Deadline (completed NYLC): November 20, 2018 Date of NYLE: December 20, 2017 12:00 PM

You may take the NYLC and NYLE up to one year before and three years after the first time you sit for the second day of the UBE

New York Law Course: https://www.newyorklawcourse.org/

In addition, you must pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) with a score of 85 within three years of admission.

3. Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE):

Registration for 2018 MPRE test dates will open on Monday, December 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2018
January 26, 2018 - regular registration deadline ($95 fee)
February 2, 2018 - late registration deadline ($190 fee)

Saturday, August 12, 2018
June 22, 2018 - regular registration deadline ($95 fee)
June 29, 2018 - late registration deadline ($190 fee)

Saturday, November 4, 2018
September 14, 2018 - regular registration deadline ($95 fee)
September 21, 2018 - late registration deadline ($190 fee)

MPRE registration opens in mid-December: http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/registration/

4. Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) registration deadlines:

Exam: February 27 – 28, 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Registration: November – 30, 2017 ONLY

Exam: July 24 – 25, 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Registration: April 1 – 30, 2018 ONLY

UBE registration for New York: https://www.nybarexam.org/applicantportal/

5. 50 hours of pro bono work

May be completed anytime after you begin law school and before you file your Application for Admission. Must be documented by a Form Affidavit of Compliance: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/attorneys/probono/AppForAdmission_Pro-BonoReq_Fillable.pdf

6. Application for Admission (Character and Fitness):
Information at: https://www.nybarexam.org/Admission/Admission.htm

Third (Albany) and Fourth (Rochester) Departments
- after taking the UBE
- due in October for July exam
- set admission ceremony in January and June

First (NYC) and Second (Brooklyn) Departments
- after passing the UBE
- rolling admissions

Apply to the Department by county of residence (e.g. – Syracuse (Onondaga County) to Buffalo (Erie County) is in the Fourth Department)

Application for Admission and supporting forms:[/u] https://www.nybarexam.org/Admission/AdmissionMultiDeptPacket.htm
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