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Registration of law students is required. Law student registration begins the character and fitness investigation.

The filing of a Law Student Registration does not constitute the filing of an application to sit for the bar examination.  A law student must still separately apply to sit for the Bar exam in their third year.

A law student registration must be filed by October 1 of the student's second year of law school or within 14 months after the student's first day of the first year of law school. Registrations filed after these deadlines shall be permitted upon payment of a late registration fee, but only up until the last established filing deadline for application to the bar examination.

If it is later than October 1 of your third year of law school, please go to the  Bar Exam  tab.

The Board of Law Examiners uses the services of the National Conference of Bar Examiners to assist in conducting an applicant's character and fitness investigation. The application form is completed online through the NCBE website. However, additional documents and any applicable late registration fees are required to be filed directly with the State Board of Law Examiners. Your registration is not considered received until applicable late fees and core documents listed in the instructions are timely received at the Board’s office. Please carefully follow the instructions or your registration may be rejected.

Mail to:

State Board of Law Examiners
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530