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3.2 Applying to Sit for the New York Bar Exam (UBE)


  • Applications to take the Uniform Bar Exam in New York State must be filed from November 1st to November 30th for the February examination and from April 1st to April 30th for the July examination.

  • New York Bar Exam Certification: As part of your application to sit for the bar, the New York Board of Law Examiners requires that a Certificate of Attendance form be completed by the Law School. This form is completed by the Office of Registration and Student Records Management.

The certification deadline is February 1st for the February exam and June 15th for the July exam.

  • Specimen of Applicant’s Handwriting: The New York Board of Law Examiners requires that applicants supply a handwriting specimen in order to sit for the bar exam. The “Specimen of Applicant’s Handwriting” form must be completed in the presence of a staff member of the Office of Registration and Student Records Management. The last day to submit the handwriting specimen is the last day of classes.

  • Completion of the handwriting specimen will be your authorization to the Law School to certify you for the bar exam. After you have been certified for graduation, your Certificate of Attendance form and your handwriting specimen will be forwarded to the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

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