Foreign attorneys and Graduates of foreign law programs who intend to sit for the Massachusetts State Bar Examination may be admitted as Special Students for the fall or spring semester to take courses required for the bar.


Applicants must submit the application and a letter from the Board of Bar Examiners stating the classes required. These may be submitted electronically to

Application for Special Student Status is on a rolling basis.

For a ruling on the precise requirements necessary for bar examination eligibility in his/her case, every foreign-educated attorney who intends to practice in Massachusetts should apply to:

Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners
Suffolk County Court House
3 Pemberton Square
7th Floor - Room 707
Boston, MA 02108