California Bar Key Dates & Deadlines

1L Registration with California State Bar

Recommended Deadline: Within 90 days of matriculation into law school.

Moral Character Application

  • Recommended Deadline: Submit Application in the fall of third year, preferably no later than the end of January, for July exam.
  • You must submit fingerprints as part of the application

California Bar Exam

Registration and deadlines dates change each year. Be sure to check the State Bar website for the dates applicable to the test you wish to take. Exams are administered twice a year in February and July.

MPRE Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Registration and deadlines dates change each year. Be sure to check the MPRE website for the dates applicable to the test you wish to take. Tests are administered three times a year in March, August, and November.