Bar Associations

Bar Associations

Students are strongly advised to communicate with bar admission agencies in all jurisdictions in which they may wish to practice law, in order to determine the requirements for admission to the bar of those jurisdictions (including any requirements for registration upon entering or while attending law school). Most states require applicants to have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school, to take and pass one or more written bar examinations, and to demonstrate they possess the requisite "moral character and fitness" to practice law. For more information please read more.

Comprehensive information concerning bar admission requirements, including state-specific information and links to state bar examining agencies, is available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. For students planning to apply to the Connecticut bar, the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee contains all the necessary information and forms.

Attorneys admitted to practice in Connecticut benefit from the state's size and close-knit legal community. As students, several opportunities exist to take advantage of the dynamic and active bar associations found within the state. Below are links and contact information for many such legal organizations, most, if not all of which encourage active student participation and networking. 

American Bar Association

Student Representative: Lara Marie Edmonds

Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association

George Crawford Black Bar Association

Hartford County Bar Association

Student Representative: Daniel Salton

Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity

New Haven Bar Association

South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut

University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association

For updates or additions to this list, please contact the Student Services Department.