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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.