Bar Exam Preparation
We encourage you to take advantage of our Office of Academic Excellence to assist you in preparing for the bar exam.
General Bar Form Information
Most jurisdictions provide you, the applicant, with a law school certification form that you sign before sending it to our office to complete on your behalf.
It is up to you to make sure our office receives the proper documents to assist you with your application.
If your form states that it should not be filled out until you have graduated, please submit it beginning May 1st of your graduation year so that we can prepare it in advance; we will certify and mail it as soon as you are cleared to graduate.
Forms can be submitted in the office (C101), via mail, or email (if your form does not require your original signature) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Maryland Bar Applicants - WCL does not certify pre-legal education. You must request an official transcript from your undergraduate institution to be sent directly to the Maryland Bar.
Due to the volume of requests, certificates are processed weekly, on Thursdays. To allow us to process bar forms as efficiently as possible, we ask that you please submit your requests in a timely manner.
Please note that due to the heavy volume of bar certificate requests, you will not be notified that your forms have been submitted. Know that we retain records that can be used later to verify that the records were sent in response to any questions from the Bar.
If you need to submit additional disclosures prior to graduating or after graduating, submit them to the Dean of Students at email@example.com.
Our office will provide disclosure information to the bar in accordance with their forms.
If you cannot recall what you disclosed to the law school you may fill out the form titled "Request to Release Educational Information to a Third Party" on this page and our office will provide you with that information to assist you with your bar application.
You are given an official transcript for your records upon graduation. If you need to send an official transcript as part of your bar application, order here.
If the form states that our office should send the official transcript along with the law school certification, then you don't need to order an official transcript as our office will send one for you.