Juris Doctor

Baylor University discloses that the Juris Doctor program will fulfill state/territory educational requirements for professional licenses.

Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education, which may include (but are not limited to): additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. Continuing education may also be required for maintenance of certification/licensure. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Juris Doctor program.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The University will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Juris Doctor program. For any questions regarding licensure, please contact the state/territory agency directly.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your program advisor. While the University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.

The State Licensing Requirements should indicate if the program curriculum Meets the requirements in these states and US Territories, Does NOT Meet the requirement in these states and US Territories or Undetermined if the program has not yet determined if the curriculum requirements are met for these states and US Territories.

Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing Requirements?
AlabamaAlabama State BarMeets
AlaskaLaw Examiners Committee Alaska Bar AssociationMeets
ArizonaArizona Supreme Court Committee on ExaminationsMeets
ArkansasArkansas State Board of Law ExaminersMeets
CaliforniaState Bar of California Office of AdmissionsMeets
ColoradoColorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney AdmissionsMeets
ConnecticutConnecticut Bar Examining CommitteeMeets
DelawareBoard of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme CourtMeets
FloridaFlorida Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
GeorgiaSupreme Court of Georgia Office of Bar AdmissionsMeets
HawaiiBoard of Examiners Supreme Court of the State of HawaiiMeets
IdahoIdaho State BarMeets
IllinoisIllinois Board of Admissions to the BarMeets
IndianaOffice of Admissions & Continuing EducationMeets
IowaIowa Board of Law Examiners Office of Professional RegulationMeets
KansasKansas Board of Law ExaminersMeets
KentuckyKentucky Office of Bar AdmissionsMeets
LouisianaLouisiana Committee on Bar AdmissionsMeets
MaineMaine Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
MarylandMaryland State Board of Law ExaminersMeets
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
MichiganMichigan Board of Law ExaminersMeets
MinnesotaMinnesota State Board of Law ExaminersMeets
MississippiMississippi Board of Bar AdmissionsMeets
MissouriMissouri Board of Law ExaminersMeets
MontanaState Bar of MontanaMeets
NebraskaNebraska Supreme CourtMeets
NevadaState Bar of NevadaMeets
New HampshireNew Hampshire Supreme Court Office of Bar AdmissionsMeets
New JerseyNew Jersey Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
New YorkNew York State Board of Law ExaminersMeets
North CarolinaBoard of Law Examiners of the State of North CarolinaMeets
North DakotaNorth Dakota State Board of Law ExaminersMeets
OhioOffice of Bar Admissions Supreme Court of OhioMeets
OklahomaOklahoma Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
OregonOregon State Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Board of Law ExaminersMeets
Rhode IslandRhode Island Supreme Court Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Supreme Court Board of Law ExaminersMeets
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
TennesseeTennessee Board of Law ExaminersMeets
TexasTexas Board of Law ExaminersMeets
UtahUtah State BarMeets
VermontOffice of Attorney LicensingMeets
VirginiaVirginia Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
WashingtonWashington State Bar AssociationMeets
West VirginiaWest Virginia Board of Law ExaminersMeets
WisconsinWisconsin Board of Bar ExaminersMeets
WyomingWyoming Board of Law ExaminersMeets
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Committee on Bar AdmissionsMeets
GuamSupreme Court of GuamMeets
Northern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme CourtMeets
Puerto RicoBoard of Bar Examiners Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Supreme CourtMeets
US Virgin IslandsSupreme Court of the Virgin IslandsMeets

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Last Updated: July 11, 2022 by VL