As a law school graduate, you will typically apply for bar admission through a state board of bar examiners. Each state determines its own criteria regarding eligibility to sit for its bar exam. For comprehensive information about a particular state's bar exam requirements, you should refer to the various charts in the ABA's National Conference of Bar Examiners' Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.
Many of you, however, will take the exam in our home state of Maryland. To get started on this journey, Maryland provides a helpful checklist that outlines the entire admissions process, which culminates when you take the oath in the Court of Appeals of Maryland and officially become a member of the Maryland bar.
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