July 2022 New York Bar Exam registration closes Saturday 4/30

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July 2022 New York Bar Exam registration closes Saturday 4/30

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The application for the July 2022 York Star Bar Exam closes this Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm (NY time). There is no option for late registration in New York. New York gives the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). The fee is $250 for JD graduates and $750 for foreign law graduates (LLM). The only acceptable form of payment for the UBE is a Visa or MasterCard credit card. Debit cards are not accepted. Application portal: https://portal.nybarexam.org/

Not taking the New York bar exam? Check if your State accepts the UBE (so you can take the exam in New York and transfer the score) or has its own exam at: https://ncbex.org/

The July 2022 administration of the New York Bar Examination will be a paper-based and in-person examination administered on July 26 - 27, 2022. There will be no remote option. The Board will have an optional laptop program permitting candidates who timely register for it to type their answers to the essay questions. As a reminder, consistent with Court of Appeals Rule 520.8(a), the examination consists of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) resulting in a UBE score that may be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions. New York will also accept UBE scores of 266 or greater earned in other UBE jurisdictions.

The application is the ONLY time you can choose to participate in the laptop program to write your essays using a laptop. You can always opt out and write your essays, but you CANNOT opt in.


The July 26-27, 2022 New York State Bar Examination will be administered in-person at test sites that will be announced by early June 2022. The application period opens on April 1, 2022 and closes at 11:59 PM on April 30, 2002.The Board is closely monitoring health and safety mandates and recommendations issued by federal, state and local authorities concerning COVID 19 and recognizes that conditions and protocols may change between now and July 2022. The Board will make all appropriate modifications to exam procedures as required and recommended by federal, state and local authorities. Depending on the status of the COVID 19 pandemic, candidates for the July 2022 bar examination may be required to present proof of full vaccination (including a booster) or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test and/or may be required to wear a mask fully covering their mouth and nose during the exam. Any and all COVID-19 safety and health procedures will be announced closer to the exam.

The application for the July 2022 bar examination is only open April 1-30, 2022. Applicants must apply for the bar exam through their “BOLE Account” in the Applicant Services. Any applicant who does not have a BOLE account, should click on BOLE Account in the menu and follow the instructions.


Remember, you still need to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) with a score of 85; and complete the New York Law Course and pass the New York Law Exam to be eligible for admission in New York. When you pass all exams, you must submit an application for admission with all supporting documents, and be interviewed by the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division of Your residence to be sworn into the bar. https://www.nybarexam.org/Admission/Admission.htm

This post was made by Melinda R. Saran, , Vice Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs, UB School of Law
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