Bar Resources & Success

While most prepare for the attorney’s licensing exam (the bar exam) after law school graduation, AJMLS students are provided a unique advantage to jump start their bar studies through three required courses beginning in the second year of study. Please see the Academic Achievement and Bar Success page for more information on these courses.

Bar Success Program

Intended to provide additional value and support to alumni sitting and preparing for the bar exam, this program consists of scheduled workshops, individual support, and an adviser component to emphasize and incorporate specific strategies to optimize performance on the bar exam.

Kaplan Bar Review

AJMLS currently has an institutional partnership with Kaplan Bar Review (‘KBR’) to provide bar review courses, essay/MPT grading, and other materials to students who graduate and sit for a bar exam within two years of graduation.

AJMLS alumni incur no additional costs for access to these resources after graduation. Students receive information via email during their final semester before graduation regarding how to ensure that the intended jurisdiction’s materials are provided, appropriate course access is granted, and that accurate shipping information is utilized.

Students that are interested in seeing a demonstration of the KBR course in advance will be provided with opportunities during their final year of attendance to preview the course, and also have the option of scheduling a course demonstration directly with the KBR Director of Legal Education for the jurisdiction where they intend to take the bar exam. Students have additional learning opportunities through informational table days and other events that Kaplan holds for AJMLS students throughout the year.

For more information on the KBR course or to find out specific information about the Director of Legal Education for a specific state, please visit the KBR website here.

Recent graduates are not required to utilize KBR and may pursue alternative options at their own expense, but all recent graduates will have access to KBR if they provide the required information when requested.

Supplemental Bar Support

Studying for the bar exam is not something that you have to do alone without support and expert advice. After graduation, alumni are provided with an opportunity to participate in the bar success program. The supplemental bar success program is not intended to be a substitute for a commercial bar review but rather is intended to be an added benefit and support program to alumni sitting and preparing for the upcoming bar exam.

Bar Coaching

AJMLS students are assigned a bar mentor and coach from AABS prior to graduation. This is to ensure that alumni are provided with opportunities for one-on-one counseling, a go-to resource for questions, and to ensure that alumni are supported during their journeys toward ultimate bar exam success.

Important Dates

Georgia Bar Exam Deadlines As of 10/17/2022
February 27–28, 2024 ExamAPPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF FITNESS
TO PRACTICE LAW FILING DEADLINES
Regular Fitness Application Filing PeriodMarch 23, 2023 – July 5, 2023
Final Fitness Application Filing Period with FeeJuly 5, 2023 – October 4, 2023
BAR EXAMINATION APPLICATION FILING DEADLINES
Regular Bar Examination Application Filing PeriodSeptember 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Final Bar Examination Application Filing Period with FeeJanuary 1, 2024 –January 15, 2024
July 30-31, 2024 ExamAPPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF FITNESS
TO PRACTICE LAW FILING DEADLINES
Regular Fitness Application Filing PeriodOctober 25, 2023 - December 6, 2023
Final Fitness Application Filing Period with FeeDecember 6, 2023 - March 6, 2024
BAR EXAMINATION APPLICATION FILING DEADLINES
Regular Bar Examination Application Filing PeriodMarch 1, 2024 - June 1, 2024
Final Bar Examination Application Filing Period with FeeJune 1, 2024 - June 15, 2024

Additional information on important dates and filing deadlines for the Georgia Bar Exam can be found on the Georgia Bar Admissions page.

Resources

Bar Exam Library Resources

Georgia Bar Admissions

Kaplan: for assistance, contact our Kaplan representative Bria Lewis at bria.lewis@kaplan.edu

For additional information regarding the bar, please contact AABS by email at aabs@johnmarshall.edu