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RULE 19-201. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE MARYLAND BAR BY UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 19. Attorneys
Chapter 200. Admission to the Bar
General Admission [Rules 19-201 to 19-214]
MD Rules Attorneys, Rule 19-201
RULE 19-201. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE MARYLAND BAR BY UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION
(a) General Requirements. Subject to section (b) of this Rule, in order to be admitted to the Maryland Bar by the UBE, an individual shall have:
(1) completed the pre-legal education necessary to meet the minimum requirements for admission to a law school approved by the American Bar Association;
(2) graduated with a juris doctor or equivalent degree from a law school (A) located in a state and (B) approved by the American Bar Association;
(3) achieved a qualifying UBE score;
(4) achieved a qualifying MPRE score;
(5) successfully completed the Maryland Law Component; and
(6) established his or her good moral character and fitness for admission to the Bar.
(b) Waiver of Juris Doctor Requirements. The Board may waive the requirements of subsection (a)(2) of this Rule for an applicant who (1) has passed the bar examination of another state, is a member in good standing of the Bar of that state, and the Board finds is qualified by reason of education or experience to take the bar examination; or (2) has completed legal education in a jurisdiction that is not defined as a state by Rule 19-101 (l) and has obtained an additional degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association that meets the requirements prescribed by the Board Rules.
(c) Minors. If otherwise qualified, an applicant who is under 18 years of age is eligible to take the bar examination but shall not be admitted to the Bar until 18 years of age.
Source: This Rule is derived in part from former Rules 3 and 4 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Maryland (2016) and is in part new.

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[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended Dec. 4, 2018, eff. March 1, 2019.]
MD R Attorneys, Rule 19-201, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 19-201
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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