What will you find in this Research Guide?
It is never too early to begin thinking about, and planning for, the bar exam! This Research Guide has two aims: (1) to provide you with links to resources that you may need to complete the bar exam application and (2) to highlight the bar exam preparation and support services available for UNC School of Law students.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Law Examiners of the State of North Carolina continues to provide updates related to the remote administration of the February 2021 North Carolina bar examination. Please monitor their website closely, available via this link. Any questions about the February 2021 North Carolina bar examination should be directed to Dean John Kasprzak (email@example.com) or Professor O.J. Salinas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
National Conference of Bar Examiners Resources
The National Conference of Bar Examiners is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1931. It coordinates the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) and develops the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). The NCBE website provides access to helpful summaries of bar admission information for specific jurisdictions and provides contact information for state bar admission agencies. If you are planning to take the bar in a state other than North Carolina, this can be a useful resource for basic information about other states' bar examination procedures.
Use this link to find contact information for the various state bar admission agencies. The NCBE provides the physical address, phone number, and website link for each agency. This search feature also provides basic information about each state's bar exam process, but you should always confirm any information obtained from secondary sources with the state bar admission agency directly.
Visit this website to register for the Multistate Professional Resonsibility Examination (MPRE) and obtain information about preparation and test day policies.
North Carolina Board of Law Examiners Resources
This website is the official resource for the North Carolina Bar Exam. You can access the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in the State of North Carolina, along with detailed information about character and fitness requirements. You will need to create an account to access the application materials on this website.
The NCBLE website provides instructions about both the postmark deadlines and fees associates with first (timely), last (late), and supplemental application filing deadlines. Pay close attention to these dates and instructions.