Eligibility to Sit for the Bar
Choosing a Law School
It is required that you be a graduate of an ABA approved law school in order to be eligible to sit for the Indiana bar examination.
All four of the Indiana Law Schools are approved by the American Bar Association:
- Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
- Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
- Notre Dame Law School
- Valparaiso University School of Law
For a complete list of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association, please visit the website of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Early Examination Rule
An applicant, who has fewer than five (5) hours to complete and is within one hundred (100) days of graduation from an approved law school, satisfactorily has passed work in the subject matter as set forth in the provisions of this section, and otherwise has completed all requirements for admission to the bar, shall be entitled to take the examination for admission to the bar, but may not be admitted to the bar of the Court until said applicant has met all other requirements for admission and has graduated from an approved law school. [Admission and Discipline Rule 13 (5)]
Applicants must have completed, at an approved school of law, two cumulative semester hours of legal ethics or professional responsibility.