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 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.

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

Bar exam takers that participate in the supplemental program are paired with a bar review coach, a member of the OAA team who offers support and strategies to students as they prepare for this difficult exam.

Upcoming Events

For October 5-6, 2020 Bar Exam Takers

The Supreme Court of Georgia has cancelled their in-person bar exam, and is giving applicants an opportunity to take an online examination which will be administered October 5-6, 2020. The Bar Examiners have made a Frequently Asked Questions page, which can be found HERE, related to the formatting and requirements of the online exam.

Live (Virtual) PMBR Exam:

PMBR is an additional, supplemental MBE exam that is proven to help students improve their MBE scores.

  • August 24th – self-administered, 200 question MBE Exam*
  • August 25th & 26th – Live (virtual) review of the simulated exam (be sure to complete the exam before these dates)

Alternative Dates that divides the exam and review to mimic the 100 MBE question October Bar Exam component

  • September 12th – self-administered exam of first 100 MBE questions*
  • September 13th – Live (virtual) review of first 100 MBE questions
  • September 21st – self-administered exam of second 100 MBE questions*
  • September 22nd – Live (virtual) review of second 100 MBE questions

* Please note that these are not two separate exams, but different dates by which to complete the supplemental MBE exam.

For February 2021 Bar Exam Takers

We are still planning exciting bar related events! Please check back soon for updates on dates and times.

Important Dates

For students sitting for the February 2021 Bar

  • Character & Fitness Application Late Deadline : October 7, 2020

For students sitting for the July 2021 Bar

  • Bar Character & Fitness Application Regular Deadline : December 2, 2020 (Please note this application does not open until October 12, 2020)
  • Character & Fitness Application Late Deadline : March 3, 2021

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

Bar To Do Checklist

___ Research Bar Exam Information from State Bar Website

___ Review application & fees

___ Gather required application documentation

___ Calendar important deadlines

___ Fill out a petition to graduate form with the Registrar’s Office

___ Submit your Character & Fitness Application

___ Take and pass the MPRE

___ Pay your refundable Kaplan Bar Book Fee

Resources

Bar Exam Library Resources

Georgia Bar Admissions

Kaplan: for assistance, contact our Kaplan representative Aarti Surtani at aarti.surtani@kaplan.com

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