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Bar Exam Eligibility

StudyingLL.M. students interested in practice in the U.S. should note that bar examination admission requirements vary from state to state. Many Moritz LL.M. students plan to sit for the New York Bar Exam. Other top jurisdictions of interest include D.C., California and Ohio. Students are encouraged to review the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ “Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.” Click on the links below to review summaries of requirements in select states:


Taking Additional Courses for Bar Exam Eligibility as a Non-Degree Graduate Student

If you need to take courses in order to fulfill the Ohio Supreme Court requirements for Bar Exam eligibility, or you are simply interested in taking classes at Moritz College of Law outside of a specific program, please apply as a “Non-Degree Graduate Student.” This is possible for students with no visa constraints, or those participating in Optional Practical Training. Please see Graduate and Professional Admissions for more information, including deadlines, and application. Please contact grdhotline@osu.edu if you have questions or need assistance with the online application.