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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. 


Test Date*

Application Availability

Timely Filing

Final Filing Deadline**

Feb. 25 & 26, 2020

October 1, 2019

Nov. 1, 2019

January 2, 2020

July 28 & 29, 2020

March 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

June 1, 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
Phone: 619-515-1576