In Florida, and in some other jurisdictions, first-year students have an opportunity to register early for admission to The Bar. In Florida, these registrations are due in January and are filed with substantial savings in application fees. The process may take weeks as you gather your personal history and other information so be mindful of the deadline.
If you have not already done so, all upper-level students should be nearing the completion of their Bar applications. If you do not know what jurisdiction you will be applying to, you should still begin to gather the information that is required on The Florida Bar’s application as it will prepare you for other applications.
Beginning the Florida Bar Application Process
Visit the Florida Board of Bar Examiners which contains helpful links and frequently-asked questions.
- Dean’s Certificates for Florida: These are sent electronically from the Registrar’s Office.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts ordered by you through the my.fiu.edu are sent upon your request.
- Birth Certificates: All applicants to the Florida Bar are required to send an official copy of their birth certificate.
- Electronic Fingerprinting: Electronic fingerprinting will be available on campus October 21 & October 22, 2015 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m the cost is $56.50. Watch for an email with instructions on how to register.
Disclosures on your FIU Law application
Please see Assistant Dean Ortega Fridman if you have any questions about disclosures on your application.
Raul Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Academic Support & Director of Bar Preparation