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Iowa Bar Examination Information

Iowa has two web sites that give quick access to all the information that is needed for taking the bar exam.  The first web site is to the University of Iowa College of Law. The second web site is authored by the Iowa Judicial Branch and contains all the particulars concerning the bar exam in Iowa. The site includes the rules for admission, the Board of Bar Examiners information, the schedule for the exam, the fees and application information.

 

North Dakota Bar Examination Information

This website for the North Dakota State Bar includes general requirements, law student registration, bar exam application, and exam dates and location.  North Dakota adopted the UBE in February 2011. For more information about the UBE and portability of scores, please visit here.

 

Minnesota Bar Examination Information

This website for the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners includes application, forms, bar exam and bar results. Minnesota began administering the UBE in February of 2014.

 

Nebraska Bar Examination Information

The website for the Nebraska State Bar includes fees, fee explanations, deadlines and late applications for the bar exam. Nebraska administers the UBE. Its first administration was in February of 2013. Instruction for transferring scores to Nebraska from other states in the UBE jurisdiction appear on the Nebraska State Bar website.    

 

Wyoming Bar Examination Information

The website for the Wyoming State Bar contains all the information needed for taking the bar exam. Wyoming began administering the UBE in July of 2013.  Wyoming has made a number of changes during its transition to the UBE, making it very important to read their website carefully.

 

NCBE & ABA Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements for All States

The National Conference of Bar Examiners, in conjunction with the American Bar Association, compiles a yearly comprehensive guide of all the state requirements for admission to the individual state bars. The guide includes extensive information about exam locations, fees, reciprocity, exam composition, grading and scoring, and much more. The NCBE publishes the guide every year so the information is up to date.

 

Uniform Bar Exam

The Uniform Bar Exam is not an exam that will qualify the taker to practice in a state other than the state where the taker sat for the bar, rather it produces a score that all the states in the UBE jurisdiction will recognize and use for admission to the bar.

 

With Which States Does South Dakota Enjoy Reciprocity?

South Dakota’s Admission Without Examination procedure is based on bar reciprocity. An attorney must be licensed in a jurisdiction that allows South Dakota attorneys similar admissions without exam.  The criteria spelled out in SDCL §§ 16-16-12.1 and 12.2 determine who qualifies to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar without examination.

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