When is the earliest you can take the bar?

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General Tso
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When is the earliest you can take the bar?

Postby General Tso » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:32 pm

I have heard that in some states you can take the bar exam in February of your 3L year. Is that true?

Anyone know the rule in CA?

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Re: When is the earliest you can take the bar?

Postby Grad_Student » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:42 pm

Yes, TX has that rule and plenty of people do it. It would be cool to graduate AND have already passed the bar. Not sure about CA.

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Re: When is the earliest you can take the bar?

Postby General Tso » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:55 pm

Grad_Student wrote:Yes, TX has that rule and plenty of people do it. It would be cool to graduate AND have already passed the bar. Not sure about CA.


Yeah and if you want to take the bar in more than one state too.

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Re: When is the earliest you can take the bar?

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:00 pm

swheat wrote:I have heard that in some states you can take the bar exam in February of your 3L year. Is that true?

Anyone know the rule in CA?

General applicants for the California Bar Examination must
(A) be graduates of law schools approved by the American Bar Association or accredited by the Committee; or
(B) demonstrate that in accordance with these rules they have
(1) studied law diligently and in good faith for at least four years in a law school registered with the Committee; in a law office; in a judge’s chambers; or by some combination of these methods; or
(2) met the requirements of these rules for legal education in a foreign state or country; and
(C) have passed or established exemption from the First-Year Law Students' Examination.
Rule 4.26 adopted effective September 1, 2008.

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Re: When is the earliest you can take the bar?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:18 pm

... edit to reflect previous post




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