CONGRATULATIONS to our recent bar passers!  We celebrated their amazing accomplishment on December 7th, as many were sworn in to practice law at both the state and federal level.  The Honorable Garrett L. Wong, Assistant Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, and the Honorable Sallie Kim, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California, presided over the presentation of oaths.


We hope to provide you with everything you need to know, as you prepare to sit for one of the most important exams of your life. Through our partnership with Themis Bar Review, GGU Law offers its students bar preparatory materials, at no cost, from the moment they enter 1L year to the time they graduate. Read more about our Partnership with Themis Bar Review.



There are some basic steps in applying to take the bar exam in California. Although it may seem complicated, there are just three steps:
  1. In your first semester - register with the State Bar as a law student.
  2. Anytime in your last year - complete and file your Moral Character application.
  3. In your last semester - complete and file the application to take the bar exam.

Be aware that there are filing fees associated with these steps. Here is a summary of steps required to take the California bar exam.

For general information on the California bar exam, go to the State Bar's Website.

For those taking the bar exam using a laptop, go to the ExamSoft Website for more information.

Testing Accommodations

If you are receiving accommodations in law school, you should apply for accommodations on the bar exam as soon as possible. A good time is at the beginning of your second year.

Read about Testing Accommodations on the State Bar Website


Also, after taking a class in Professional Responsibility, you should apply to take the MPRE.

Visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners Website

Other Jurisdictions

For students planning on taking the bar exam in another jurisdiction, further information may be found here:

Bar Admission Offices



Bar Exam Services

Rana Boujaoude
Director, Bar Exam Services
Office: Room 3314A

Marguerite Lee
Adjunct Professor
Assistant Director, Bar Exam Services
Office: Room 3313