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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 November 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 character and fitness application form is completed online at the NCBE website; however, all materials are required to be mailed to the State Board of Law Examiners. Please carefully follow the instructions and checklist below.

Mail to:

State Board of Law Examiners
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530