College of Law

New York Exam Information

Students who wish to take the New York bar should know that the NY Court of Appeals (NY name for their highest court) now requires that applicants who successfully pass the bar examination in New York State must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice. Please read the documents at the following links to familiarize yourself with the rule and to learn how this requirement can be met. 

New York State Board of Law Examiners

Part 520 Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Rule 520.16 Pro Bono Requirement for Bar Admission

Frequently Asked Questions

Pro Bono Bar Admission Report


Last Updated: 6/27/22