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July 2022 Bar Exam Information Sessions

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  • If you have not done so already, please visit the Bar Information page for information about the exam and admission to the bar.

Session I: Applying to Take and Preparing for the Bar Exam

In this presentation, Senior Dir. Bar Preparation Rachel Paras and Assistant Dean for Student Services Eric Shannon provide detailed instructions on the components of the admission process, with a focus on registering for the July 2022 exam starting April 1 and preparing to take the July 2022 exam.

Watch the presentation recording here.

View the slides used in the presentation here.

Session II: Navigating the Character & Fitness Process

On April 12, 2022, Part II of the Bar Information series focusing on the character and fitness process in New York State took place on campus. Senior Dir. Bar Preparation Rachel Paras and Assistant Dean for Student Services Eric Shannon were joined by Wendy S. Van Dorn, Esq., Deputy Executive, Committees on Character and Fitness-Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, and  Veronica Guerrero, Esq., Counsel to Committee on Character & Fitness, New York State Supreme Court-Appellate Division, First Department.

A recording of the presentation is available via Panopto here as are the slides presented; graduating students should also review the New York Guide to Applying for Admission to Practice as soon as possible.


Archived Presentations from 2021

Session I: Applying to Take and Preparing for the Bar Exam

In this presentation, Professor Erica Fine and Eric Shannon provide detailed instructions on the various components of the admission process, including necessary actions following your graduation. They also discuss how to register and prepare for the exam itself.

Watch the presentation video here.

Watch the Q&A video here.

Access the slides here.

Session II: Navigating the Character & Fitness Process

The second bar information session is a presentation on Navigating the Character & Fitness Process where Patricia Collins, Former Deputy Executive at Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second Department, joins Eric Shannon to discuss some of the pitfalls students face when going through the Character and Fitness process. She also speaks about recent changes or requirements surrounding the Character and Fitness process.

Watch the presentation video here.

Access the slides here.

Character and fitness guide” from the presiding justices of the Appellate Divisions

Instructions for accessing your original law school application and on how to request an amendment to your original application. (Note for LL.M. students and alumni: all requests should be submitted to the Registrar not LSAC.)

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