Bar Admissions

:July 2014 Bar Exam

The July 2014 Bar Examination Application period will begin December 17, 2013.


Notice: The La Bar Examination is scored based upon a compensatory scoring model. Nine subjects are tested on the examination.  Each subject is worth 100 raw points.  Code subjects carry twice the weight of Non-Code subjects.  The five Code subjects are Code I, Code II, Code III, La. Code of Civil Procedure and Torts.  The four Non-Code subjects are Business Entities and Negotiable Instruments, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure. 
Applicants who earn a total weighted score of 650 out of a possible 900 will pass the examination.    The formula for calculating an applicant’s score will be:
            Total Score = (1.20 x sum of 5 Code scores) + (0.75 x sum of 4 Non-Code scores)


February 2014 Bar Exam

The February 2014 Louisiana Bar Examination will be administered at the Pontchartrain Center located at 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, February 24, 26, 28, 2014.

Exam Information: Notification letters regarding approval to sit for the February 2014 Bar Examination along with instructions will be mailed 30 days prior to the examination.

Laptop Information: The registration period for applicants who wish to take the February Bar Examination using personal laptop computers opens January 24, 2014 and closes February 7, 2014. Please be advised that an additional cost will be incurred and must be paid directly to the vendor. Should you fail to register for the approved software by February 7, 2014, you will be automatically assigned a seat in the handwriting section for the bar examination. Click here to register for Exam 4 software.

Hotel Information: Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport, located adjacent to the Pontchartrain Center. A "block of rooms" for candidates will be available until Monday, February 10, 2014. Please call 504-712-0504 for reservations and provide the group code LAB. The room rate is $129.00 per room, per night plus tax.

Exam Results: Results from the February 2014 Louisiana Bar Examination will be mailed to the address on file by April 24, 2014 and posted the following day after 9:00 a.m. Results will be posted at the Supreme Court of Louisiana's website, this web site and also on the walls of the Supreme Court.

Admit Program: The Admission Ceremony for candidates who successfully completed the examination and have met all other requirements will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes.   Notification should be made via email message to or


Committee On Bar Admissions
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd.  
Suite 310
Metairie, LA 70002
Tel: (504) 836-2420
Fax: (504) 834-1449
 The Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 310-2300

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Law Student Registrant – Every prospective applicant for admission to the Louisiana Bar enrolled in law school in this state shall participate in the Law Student Registration Program in the fall of the second year of Law School and only then. Please note that you will be required to file a SUPPLEMENTAL Request for Character Report with the NCBE and a Bar Examination Application when you are ready to sit for the bar examination

Law Student SupplementalLaw students who participated in the Law Student Registration Program and are planning to sit for the upcoming exam.

First Time Louisiana Applicant – Anticipated law school graduates who did not timely register in the Law Student Registration Program, recent law graduates, members of  another bar, or non-members whose NCBE Application for Character Report is received more than one year after juris doctor is awarded.

ReapplicationsApplicants who have previously applied to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination. If your most recent NCBE Application for Character Report is less than two years old, complete the Bar Examination Application and Affadavit according to the instructions. All other re-applicants must submit an NCBE Application for Character Report

Application for Equivalency DeterminationForeign trained lawyers who wish to apply to take the Louisiana Bar examination must apply in accordance with Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XVII, Sec 6.

ADA Accommodations forms – If you are seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please complete these forms. All forms must be received on or before November 1st for the February bar exam, or on or before February 1st for the July exam in accordance with Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XVII, Sec 4(E).



Questions for the February 2014 Bar Exam are available here

Attorney Registration

Questions for the February 2013 Bar Exam are available here

Sample multiple choice items are available here

Pro Hac Vice Rules amended [read rules]

Limited Admission for In-House Counsel rule adopted [PDF read order | PDF download form]

Five time limit suspended.Click here

Pursuant to La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII, all bar admission matters are confidential. In order to maintain confidentiality, all pleadings filed with the Supreme Court must bear a file number generated by LASCBA. In the event you require a file number, please contact LASCBA.