File an application online to take the examination: http://calbar.xap.com
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
TIME: Applicants using laptop computers must be seated no later than 7:20 a.m. All applicants must be seated no later than 7:30 a.m. The examination will begin immediately following the instructions. The morning essay session is four hours and the afternoon multiple-choice session is three hours. Additional information concerning the timing and other administrative rules and policies are contained in the bulletin that will be available for printing with your admittance ticket for the examination.
Timely Filing Deadline Aug. 1, 2017
Late Filing Fee - $25 Aug. 2, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2017
Late Filing Fee - $200 Sept. 1, 2017 – Sept. 15, 2017
Final Filing Deadline Sept. 15, 2017
Repeaters from June 2017 First Year Law Students Examination Only
Timely Filing Deadline Sept. 1, 2017
Late Filing Fee - $25 September 2, 2017 – Sept. 15, 2017
Withdrawal Deadline for Repeaters (60% refund) Oct. 2, 2017
Withdrawal Deadline for Repeaters (30% refund) Oct. 10, 2017
Withdrawal Deadline (60% refund) Aug. 31, 2017
Withdrawal Deadline (30% refund) Sept. 15, 2017
Final Deadline to Withdraw from Examination (No Refund) Oct. 10, 2017
Other Important Deadlines (Documents must be received by the Office of Admissions)
Examination Test Center Change Request Sept. 15, 2017
Testing Accommodations Petition Final Filing Deadline Sept. 15, 2017 (Petitions must be complete)
Appeal of Testing Accommodations Petition Decision Oct. 2, 2017 Final Deadline
Final Eligibility Deadline Oct. 10, 2017
Emergency Testing Accommodations Petition Final Filing Deadline Oct. 13, 2017 Laptop Certification Deadline Oct. 20, 2017
Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green St. Pasadena Laptop Computers (L102) Writers (W102)
Doubletree Hotel Westside 6161 W. Centinela Ave. Culver City Testing Accommodations (S107) (For applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations)
Oakland Convention Center 1001 Broadway, Oakland Laptop Computers (L600) Writers (W600)
Oakland Marriott City Center 1001 Broadway, Oakland Testing Accommodations (S600) (For applicants with disabilities who have been granted accommodations)
All applicants must pay the required fees.
First-Year Law Students' Examination $624
Laptop Computer Fee $153
Late Laptop Computer Fee $15 (Request received subsequent to filing application)
In addition to the application fee, all applications filed between the dates listed below must be accompanied by a late filing fee:
Aug. 2, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2017 $25
Sept. 1, 2017 – Sept. 15, 2017 $200
Requests to withdraw from the October 2017 First-Year Law Students’ Examination must be received by the State Bar’s Office of Admissions on or before the dates listed below in order to qualify for a refund.
Aug. 31, 2017 (30 days after timely filing deadline) 60% refund
Sept. 15, 2017 (45 days after timely filing deadline) 30% refund
The transfer of fees from one examination to another is prohibited.
Refunds requested due to hospitalization, death or call to active duty will be considered in accordance with the Committee of Bar Examiners’ refund policy. Copies of the policy and forms to request a refund and withdrawal from the examination are available on the State Bar website.
Release of Results
Results from the October 2017 First-Year Law Students’ Examination are scheduled to be mailed to applicants on Dec. 8, 2017.