Admission to the Bar
A degree from The University of Toledo College of Law meets the legal education requirements of every state in the United States. However, before enrolling in law school, the student should determine whether the state in which he or she intends to practice has special requirements for admission to the bar concerning pre-legal training, domicile, filing notice of intent to practice before entering law school, certification of character and fitness, appointment of a preceptor, law school curriculum and the like. Students are responsible for ascertaining and meeting these requirements.
Registration with the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Bar
Students who intend to practice in Ohio should file a fully executed "Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law" with the Supreme Court of Ohio by November 15th of their second year. This questionnaire must be filed together with a non-refundable registration fee of $30 to the Supreme Court of Ohio, and a non-refundable fee of $125 to the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Additional fees of $100 and $50 will be required if the registration is not filed by by November 15th of their second year.
A separate application must be filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio to sit for the Ohio bar examination. Application deadlines are November 1 for the February bar exam and April 1 for the July bar exam. There is a non-refundable fee of $150 that is required with the application.
The College of Law Registrar's Office maintains necessary forms and information to assist students in registering with the Supreme Court of Ohio and in applying to take the Ohio bar examination.