Bar Exam

The Career Services Office oversees your bar preparation. This includes access to bar applications and a notary where needed. We can also help you work through questions you may have regarding preparation for the bar, your bar application and related matters.

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What Do I Need to Apply, and What Will I Be Tested On?

The bar exam varies by jurisdiction. This means that all 50 states have their own unique rules and standards. It is critical to think about where you intend to take the bar and carefully review the requirements for that jurisdiction.


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How Should I Prepare?

The CSO strongly recommends that students do all they can to prepare for the bar exam. Assume that between the time you graduate and the date(s) of the bar exam, your success will depend on treating bar study like a full-time job requiring 40 hours a week or more of highly dedicated study.


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How Have KU Graduates Done?

Our graduates normally exceed the state average for first-time test takers. The key is careful preparation for the exam.

Contact the Career Services Office

Arturo Thompson, Assistant Dean
arturot@ku.edu | 785-864-9257

Leah Terranova, Director
leaht@ku.edu | 785-864-4357

LaVerta Logan, Assistant Director
laverta@ku.edu | 785-864-4377

Career Services Events
Nov 03
1L Career Services Orientation
All day
Nov 04
Dress for Success Lunch Program
12:30 pm
Nov 06
Legal Career Options Day
05:00 pm
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