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Any person seeking admission to the Louisiana Bar shall apply to the Committee on Bar Admissions AND shall request that the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) prepare a character report.


Applicants who have previously applied to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.


  • Register for the Bar Exam ($875)

    • Complete Online Bar Exam Application Form
    • Print, Notarize and Mail-In Affadavit
    • Print and Mail-In Paper Bar Examination Application Form
    • Print Authorization and Release Form
    Registration period:
    February Exam: September 1 - December 15
    July Exam: December 1 - May 15
  • Character and Fitness (Third Party Fees Apply

    If Your Character and Fitness Report is over 2 years old:

    All applicants are also required to complete the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) application, which can be completed online. If your most recent NCBE Application for Character Report is less than two years old, complete the Bar Examination Application and Affidavit according to the instructions. All other re-applicants must submit an updated "NCBE Character Report Application"; the online application allows you to copy data from your previous application.Read More »

  • Louisiana Specific Criminal Background Form

    Additionally, applicants are required to undergo fingerprinting and a state and federal criminal background check. The process can be initiated at the Louisiana State Police office or a local law enforcement agency. More information is available here ».

  • Pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) (Third Party Fees Apply)

    All applicants are also required to score at least an 80 on the MPRE exam. The MPRE is administered on the NCBE's behalf by the Law School Admissions Council (LASC). A passing score is valid for 5 years. Please contact the MPRE Records Department at (319) 337-1304 or at to release your score to Louisiana after taking the exam. Read More »

ADA Accommodations: Requests for accommodations under the ADA must be received on or before November 1 for the February bar exam or on or before February 1 for the July bar exam. Please click here for more info on ADA and/or courtesy accommodations.


  • Modification of July 2021 Exam Administration

    April 8, 2021

    The July 2021 bar examination will be administered remotely in an open-book format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read Order

  • Updated Scope Statement for Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure

    March 29, 2021

    The scope statement for the Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure examination has been updated as follows: Read Update.

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Additional Changes to Method of Administration of February 2021 Louisiana Bar Exam

    November 25, 2020

    The February 20201 bar examination will be administered remotely in an open-book format. Read the Supreme Court Order.

  • Modification of February 2021 Exam Administration

    October 30, 2020

    The Louisiana Supreme Court orders modification on the administration of the bar examination in light of the spread of Coronavirus Disease. Read Order

  • Updated Scope Description of the Louisiana Bar Examination for Februrary 2021

    October 30, 2020

    The February 2021 bar examination will be adjusted...Read More

  • Announcement: Admission of Qualified Candidates

    October 2, 2020

    Read More

  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

    March 18, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office will be closed for public access beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020...Read More

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Keep your Contact Information Up-To-Date!

It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes! This information can be updated online under the 'My Account' portal.