Committee on Bar
The Committee on Bar Admissions is comprised of 18 active members of the Louisiana State Bar Association appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to administer the bar admissions system. It is the duty of the Committee to recommend for admission only those applicants who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII.
In 2017, the Committee received and processed 801 bar examination applications, 367 law student registration forms, 32 A.D.A. requests, 8 equivalency applications and 7 in-house counsel applications in. Two written examinations were administered. Examiners developed examination questions and, with the assistance of more than 300 volunteer graders, scored test papers for 251 applicants who sat for the February examination and 550 applicants who sat for the July examination. The pass rate was 60.55% in February and 72.09% in July.
In order to assure that each applicant recommended for admission possessed the requisite character and fitness, the Committee’s Character and Fitness Department investigated and considered the backgrounds of all applicants. As part of the character and fitness screening process, 4 Commissioner hearings were held and 1 matter was argued before the Supreme Court. The Committee’s Character and Fitness Panel recommended 5 applicants be conditionally admitted and 10 applicants be denied admission.
FEBRUARY 2018 BAR EXAM RESULTS