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Bar info - 8/24 deadline to finish NY Law Course & register for 9/23 NY Law Exam

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:09 am
by ProBono
To be admitted to the bar in New York you must:

1. Complete New York Law Course -free, online 12 hours (can break up time)

2. Pass New York Law Exam -must complete NY Law Course & register 30 days before! 50 item, open book exam given on Examsoft on four specified Thursdays at noon (next 9/23). Passing is 30/50. Score good for one year (must pass UBE within that time). So do not take the NYLE if you are not graduating in 2022.

3. Pass MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam) with score of 85 within 3 yeats of passing UBE. Next MPRE is 3/24; registration is CLOSED. Following MPRE is August 11th.

4. Pass the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Registration April 1 - 30, 2022 ONLY! Exam is July 26 - 27, 2022. Passing score is 266/400. February graduates (December JD or LLM completion) and Pro Bono Scholars – registration for the UBE is November 1 – 30 only. The exam is February 22 – 23, 2022. Test accommodation deadlines for the UBE are the same deadline as registering for the exam.

To take the September 23rd New York Law Exam, you MUST COMPLETE the New York Law Course and REGISTER for the New York Law Exam BY 11:59 pm ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th.

The New York Law Examination is a 50 item, open book, two hour, multiple choice exam on the New York law contained in the lectures and material of the New York Law Course.

The next NYLE will be given on:

December 16, 2022 12:00PM. Thursday during final exams
Registration Deadline: November 16, 2021:59PM
Test accommodation deadline is September 17, 2021


2022 dates have not been announced yet.

Course, course materials and exam registration: https://www.nybarexam.org/Content/CourseMaterials.htm

NY Law Course and NY Law Exam are FREE, except for $27 fee to Examsoft to take NY Law Exam online. You can take the NY Law Exam anywhere - even on the beach during winter break!

The deadline to register for the New York Law Examination is thirty (30) days before the New York Law Examination.

You may complete the New York Law Course and New York Law Examination after the bar examination. You may complete both prior to or after taking the UBE (Uniform Bar Examination in July). The results are good for three years.

Any questions? Go to www.nybarexam.org or contact Professor William MacDonald at wmacdona@buffalo.edu or Vice Dean Saran - saran@buffalo.edu