Bar Examination Information

Western New England University School of Law supports you on your path to becoming a lawyer and achieving a successful career in the legal profession. We recognize that admission to the bar is an important step on that path.

We have a full range of programs, courses and services designed to prepare you to pass the bar, administered by the Bar Information Coordinator, Professor Sam Stonefield.  Each year, the law schools hosts sessions where the Executive Directors of the bar examining boards of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York meet with our students to discuss their bar application procedures and to answer student questions.  We also offer programs where the different commercial bar prep companies discuss the bar exam and talk abou their company’s particular program.   We have an excellent required final-year course called Bar Examination Preparation, where you learn and practice the skill of applying your legal knowledge to the tasks required on the bar exam.  Finally, both our required and elective course offerings help to prepare you by covering topics regularly tested on the bar exam.

The following sections provide basic information to assist you in understanding, planning, and executing the steps that will lead to your admission to the bar in the jurisdiction of your choice. It includes information on:

The Bar Prep Checklists outline the steps that you need to take at each step of your law school career, from the beginning of your first year to the final semester of your final year.  Additionally, once you have decided on the jurisdiction or jurisdictions in which you are interested in practicing, you must carefully read the  more detailed and specific information for each such jurisdiction.