Required CalBar Registration
Law students completing their first year of law study in a juris doctor degree program at a State Bar-unaccredited registered law school, through the Law Office Study Program and those without two years of college work attending a Committee of Bar Examiners- or an American Bar Association-accredited law school must take the First-Year Law Students’ Examination after completing their first year of law study. Law students who have been advanced to their second year of law study at an ABA or California-accredited law school and completed a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of undergraduate work are generally exempt from the examination.
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General Bar Examination (GBX)
After successful completion of the Juris Doctor program, students must take and pass the General Bar Exam to be able to practice law in California. Visit the State Bar’s website for more information.