Admission to law practice
Admission to practice law in California
Juris Doctor graduates of the Colleges of Law are academically qualified to sit for the Bar Examination in California. Admission to the practice of law within the State of California is governed by the Office of Admissions of the State Bar.
All J.D. students within the State must register with that office. Registration forms are available at the State Bar website.
Those wishing to practice law in California must comply with the "Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California," copies of which may be obtained from the State Bar. Additional information about State Bar requirements is also contained in the Colleges' annually published General Catalog.
Admission to practice law outside California
Juris Doctor graduates of the College desiring to practice law in states other than California should be aware that most states require graduation from a law school approved or accredited by the American Bar Association or approved or accredited by the state supreme court or examining committee as a prerequisite to taking the bar examination in that state.
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.