The Office of Registration & Student Records Management is responsible for the completion of bar certification forms and character and fitness forms.
Applying to Sit for a Bar Examination
Students must apply directly to the jurisdiction(s) for which they intend to sit for the bar examination.
New York State Bar
The New York State bar examination application can be downloaded from the New York Board of Law Examiners website.
Applications to take the bar examination must be filed between November 1st and 30th for the February examination and between April 1st and 30th for the July examination.
NY Bar Exam Certification
As part of your application to sit for the bar exam, the NYS Board of Law Examiners (BOLE) requires that a Certificate of Attendance form be completed by the Law School. The BOLE provides each bar applicant with an electronic copy of the Certificate of Attendance using the data from the applicant's application. The applicant is then required to email the electronic form to the Office of Registration & Student Records Management (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order for the school to certify the applicant's attendance. If you will be taking the bar exam, your Certificate of Attendance must be submitted to the Office of Registration no later than the last day of finals of the fall semester and the spring semester. Again we urge you to provide us with the electronic version of the Certificate of Attendance.
Specimen of Applicant's Handwriting
The Office of Career Planning certifies the Specimen of Applicant’s Handwriting form, a part of your application which must be completed in the presence of a member of that office. The last day for requesting certification of the handwriting specimen is the last day of classes.
Completion of the handwriting specimen will be notification to our office that you intend to sit for the New York bar exam. After you have been certified for graduation, your final transcript and your handwriting specimen will be forwarded to the New York State Board of Law Examiners.
Character and Fitness Application
The Office of Registration & Student Records Management is responsible for completing character and fitness forms. Please complete the portion of the form that needs to be completed by the applicant and submit to our office.
Bar Examinations for States Other Than New York
Students applying to take a bar examination in a jurisdiction other than New York can obtain information on the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the necessary certification forms to the Office of Registration & Student Records Management.
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Monday - Friday
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Tel: (718) 340-4237
Fax: (718) 340-4234