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Out of State Applicants / Fingerprinting

For out of state applicants requiring fingerprinting, please see the instructions on the website.


Click here:  Out of State Fingerprinting 

Filing Deadline

Just a reminder the timely deadline for first time takers is 11:59 PM Indianapolis Indiana time on April 15, 2019.  In order for your application to be deemed accepted, you must have submitted it prior to the deadline and uploaded all required documentation.  Failure to meet the deadline will result in not being allowed to sit for the July exam. 

Swearing in Ceremony for the February 2019 successful bar applicants

The ceremony for the successful February 2019 applicants will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom at 10:00 AM Indianapolis time.


If you cannot attend the ceremony, you may request a mail admission packet by sending an e-mail to  The earliest you can be admitted is  at the ceremony, all mail admission packets will be sent out following the ceremony.

Location of the July 2019 Bar Exam

The July 2019 Bar Exam will be held at 502 East Event Centre, 502 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN  46032

Changes to the Indiana Essay Examination Effective February 2018

Notice Regarding Changes to Indiana Essay Examination Effective February 2018

The Indiana State Board of Law Examiners has obtained approval from the Indiana Supreme Court to change some of the topics tested on the Indiana Essay Examination. The changes are designed to better reflect the nature of today's law practice.  The changes will not be implemented until February 2018.

The topics to be tested on the Indiana Essay Examination effective February 18, 2018 are as follows:

  • Administrative law
  • Business organizations
  • Family law
  • Federal and state personal income tax, corporate tax, and estate and gift tax
  • Indiana constitutional law
  • Indiana employment law, including wage payment and wage claim statutes
  • Indiana debt collection, including garnishment, attachment, and bankruptcy exemptions
  • Residential landlord-tenant law
  • Pleading and practice, including statutes of limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act
  • Secured transactions
  • Wills, trusts and estates