It is never too early to plan for the bar exam. The bar exam is the most important final exam you face, covering a vast amount of material. It is extremely important that you make preparing your bar admission application(s) and studying for the exam a top priority. Each state determines its criteria for bar admission. Students are also encouraged to contact a jurisdiction's bar admission office directly for detailed and accurate information. For comprehensive information about bar exam composition, additional requirements, application dates, multistate test requirements, and bar admission fees, please check the following resources:
National Conference of Bar Examiners
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1931. It provides standardized examinations of uniform and high quality for the testing of admission applicants to the practice of law.
Bar Admissions Offices
NCBE's interactive jurisdictional map provides bar admission contact information for each state.
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements (Annual)
The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements provides annually updated information on bar admission requirements in all U.S. jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies. It is published collaboratively by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the American Bar Association.
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
This American Bar Association site provides a basic overview of bar admissions and information on the different tests.