PREPARING TO PRACTICE
As a University of Arizona Law student, you will be supported every step of the way as you prepare to take the bar exam.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM
This innovative program emphasizes a readiness mindset and begins before you even take your first class.
All incoming JD students take a non-graded pre-diagnostic test to set a baseline for knowledge of bar-related subjects and test-taking skills. Students then receive individualized counseling to determine strategies for improvement.
From there, all first-year students take a required year-round, single credit “Preparing to Practice” course that covers topics such as professional identity and study skills, while also teaching non-cognitive skills for lawyers like grit, identifying implicit biases, and stress management.
After the first year, the Professional Skills and Knowledge Program offers a large menu of resources in as many formats as possible, including on campus, online and via self-study.
Programming includes yearly diagnostic reports, various specialty courses and workshops, expert panels featuring past bar takers, talks on course planning and finances, an online question bank, and a simulated half bar exam each spring that delivers personalized feedback for each student.
Ultimate Bar Passage Rate
(Class of 2019)
UNIFORM BAR EXAM
Arizona is a Uniform Bar Exam state, which means that when you take the bar here, you earn a portable score that can be transferred to seek admission in any of the other 35+ Uniform Bar Exam jurisdictions.
FEBRUARY BAR EXAM
Get your bar exam results before graduation and gain a competitive advantage in your job search when you qualify to take the bar exam in February of your 3L year instead of the summer after you graduate. University of Arizona Law played a key role in creating this opportunity for students, and our dedicated February Bar curriculum path ensures you have the time and resources to prepare