Character & Fitness

Because of the high ethical standards to which lawyers are held, the failure to disclose an act or event is often more significant, and leads to more serious consequences, than the act or event itself. Failure to provide truthful and complete answers or failure to notify the Admissions Office of any changes in any information on your application, may result in revocation of admission or disciplinary action by the law school or denial of permission to practice law in the state in which you seek admission.

Persons seeking admission to a state bar:

 

By law, each state requires applicants to pass a Moral Character and Fitness Review (“Character Review”) before they can be sworn in to practice law. Each state’s Character Review process is different in duration and information required. To learn more about please contact the Board of Bar Overseers for that state.

 

For more information about the California Bar Requirements, please visit: http://www.calbar.ca.gov.