If you have applied for the New York State Bar Examination, the NYBOLE will email a copy of your Law School Certificate (also known as Certificate of Attendance) directly to our office. You do not need to bring the form to us; we will certify and submit the form automatically once we have received all outstanding grades. Our office can assist with submitting the bar forms below.
The New York State Board of Law Examiners will email a copy of your Law School Certificate (also known as Certificate of Attendance) directly to our office. You do not need to bring the form to us; we will certify and submit the form automatically once we have received all outstanding grades.
Once you have taken or passed the bar examination, you must apply to be admitted to the bar. Please visit the Admission Information the NY Board of Law Examiners provides to obtain the information on bar admission.
You will need to submit the Form Law School Certificate. We will verify the information needed on the form and will forward to the Appellate Division department that is checked off on the form. Each department has dates they will accept the form; visit their Appellate Division department website for further information.
Students who began law school July 1, 2016 or later are required to verify they have completed the Skills Competency and Professional Values requirement (Pathways). This form should be submitted to our office, along with the Form Law School Certificate as both are required for admission to practice in New York State. Applicants should fill out page 1 and select Pathway 1 as satisfying the requirement. If you began law school prior to July 1, 2016 then you are NOT required to submit the Skills Competency form.
More information about taking the NYS Bar can be found on the law school's Taking the Bar.
Both the Form Law School Certificate and Skills Competency forms can be uploaded directly to Records and Registration!
If you cannot scan and upload your form(s) to our secure Box location you may mail them instead.
Forms can be mailed to:
University at Buffalo School of Law
Records and Registration
304 O’Brian Hall
Buffalo NY 14260