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.

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. Additionally, Project 470, a new pilot program launched in November 2020, is a supplemental bar success program designed specifically for first-time takers and is available on an opt-in basis. Visit this page to learn more about the program.

Bar Coaching

Bar exam takers that participate in either the traditional supplemental program or Project 470 are paired with a bar review coach. This member of the AABS team offers support and strategies to students as they prepare for this difficult exam.

Important Dates

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 AABS by email at aabs@johnmarshall.edu