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Accommodations for the California State Bar

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to request accommodations during their last year in law school. Applicants should file petitions no later than six months prior to the exam date. 

The bar exam is administered in February and July each year. 

CA Bar Exam Dates, Registration Deadlines
Examination Exam Date(s) Application Availability Timely Filing Final Filing Deadline
February 2020 CBX Feb. 25 & 26, 2020 October 1, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019 January 2, 2020
June 2020 FYLSX June 23, 2020 March 1, 2020 April 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
September 2020 CBX Sept. 9 & 10, 2020 March 1, 2020 May 13, 2020 July 16, 2020
October 2020 FYLSX Oct. 27, 2020 July 1, 2020 August 3, 2020 Sept. 15, 2020

Required California State Bar Accommodation Forms

For verification purposes, CWSL Student Services must fill out a Form F document. Please allow enough time for the office to fill out the form. Other documentation may be required for you to file, check additional forms here. If you have further questions please contact The State Bar of California Office of Admissions at 213-765-1500.

Guidelines for Testing Accommodations

General Instructions for Requesting Test Accommodations
Rules of the State Bar of California, Title 4, Div. 1, Chapter 7 (Testing Accommodations)

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact California Western's ADA Coordinator:

Susan G. Finster
Assistant Dean for Student & Diversity Services
Student Center, 350 Building First Floor
Email: StudentServices@cwsl.edu
Phone: 619-515-1576