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Bar Admissions

Bar Qualifications

For bar admission in most states, a candidate must pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) in addition to the bar examination. The MPRE is a two-hour exam administered three times each year. Students usually take it before or during their third year of law school. For current information about the exam, including dates and deadlines, visit

Each state bar has its own admission rules, including bar examination requirements for that jurisdiction. You may consult the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners ( for information about various jurisdictions.

The Uniform Bar Examination has been adopted by most states and results in a portable score that can be used to apply for admission in other UBE jurisdictions. For current information about the UBE, including dates and deadlines, visit

Bar admission also requires character, fitness, and other qualifications. We encourage you to determine now what the requirements are in the state(s) in which you think you may want to practice.

Student Registration

Some states, including Alabama, encourage students to register with the bar while they are students. Students may be able to reduce or avoid some fees by applying early to the Alabama State Bar. To learn more about registering with the Alabama State Bar see the following link:

Alabama Bar Information & Applications []

Student Practice Cards

Many states have a rule that allows third-year law students to represent clients if they are supervised by a practicing lawyer.

Students who are interested in applying for a practice card with the Alabama State Bar should contact the Law School Clinic office for assistance. Students interested in applying for a Practice Card in any other jurisdiction should contact the Registrar’s Office.

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