District of Columbia Lawyer Admission

How to Join

Eligibility for the D.C. Bar Exam is much stricter than New York for all foreign-educated law graduates.We do not recommend using the LL.M. as a path to D.C. bar eligibility for lawyers trained outside the U.S., and encourage you to talk to an academic advisor if this is your plan.The D.C. bar requirements can not be completed as part of a specialized LL.M. program, and if done as part of a general LL.M., severely limit an LL.M. student's ability to focus on his or her areas of interest.

  • See here for a list of Georgetown Law classes that the D.C. Bar has pre-approved as counting toward the 26 credits

*Subjects tested on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE):

The UBE consists of three components: The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). See

The MPT tests practical skills and does not have an associated list of subject areas. See for information about the test format and skills tested.


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