The application period for the February 2015 California Bar Exam begins October 1, 2014. Be one of the first to apply and you’ll have a better chance at getting your desired test center location. Just go to the State Bar website registration page and follow the instructions there. Within a few days of October 1, they’ll also post the hotel accommodations for each location, as bar takers receive a special State Bar discount. Be sure to watch for this if you want to take advantage – the discounted rooms closest to the testing centers usually sell out fast!
Making your plans early and following through will be keys to your success on the bar exam… and for life in general! Whether you’re taking a bar review course, using alternative bar prep tools or a combination of both, be sure to include a subscription to BarIssues.com in your study toolbox to accompany your other resources. Act now and plan to pass the California Bar Exam!
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Taking the Baby Bar this year? If you haven’t registered yet, the final deadline to to register for the October 2014 FYLSX is Monday, September 15. Law students are often so busy keeping up with studies or trying to decide if they’re ready to take a state-required #barexam that they don’t realize a sign-up deadline is fast approaching – until it’s too late.
So if you’re planning to sit for the October exam and haven’t registered yet.. . NOW IS THE TIME. Just go to the State Bar website registration page and follow the instructions there.
Although technically the California State Bar requires all candidates to take and pass the FYLSX (First Year Law Student Exam) a/k/a “the Baby Bar”, those who complete 1L and advance to 2L at a CA-accredited or ABA-approved law school qualify for an exemption. Students enrolled in unaccredited or correspondence law schools, or in a law office/judge’s chambers study program do not qualify for the exemption. These students must pass the Baby Bar within the next 3 administrations of the exam subsequent to completing 1L. Some students in “exempt” law schools must also sit for the Baby Bar if they do not meet minimum GPA requirements. The exam is administered each year in June and October.
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