Application for Admission by Examination

Application for Admission by Examination

The Nebraska Supreme Court (Court) exercises jurisdiction over admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska. The Court established the Nebraska State Bar Commission (Commission) to review all applicants and make recommendations to the Court for admission. The Commission oversees the administration of the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) in Nebraska twice yearly for admission by examination.  

*All applicants must apply using the Nebraska admissions application located here: This system has been configured to work best with Google Chrome. It is strongly encouraged to use this browser when completing the application.

Please read the ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW  before completing and submitting an application.

Payment must be made through the online admissions application website.  Physical checks will not be accepted. Applications will not be processed until full payment has been received. 

References provided by applicants are essential to the character and fitness investigation. Applicants will facilitate the processing of their application by providing correct email addresses in the contact information for all references.

Fingerprints are required of all applicants. In some cases, fingerprint agencies will scan and submit fingerprints electronically and it is not necessary for the applicant to submit fingerprint cards. When the agency does not submit fingerprints electronically, the applicant must return two cards by mail or in person to the Nebraska State Bar Commission.  All biodata required on the fingerprint cards must be completed by the applicant for processing.  Failure to complete the information may cause several weeks delay in processing.  Applicants may request blank fingerprint cards by emailing Complete fingerprint cards may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-5241

Once your fingerprints are completed, please send an email to advising the admissions office if you will be sending physical fingerprint cards in the mail, or if your fingerprints were electronically scanned by the authorized fingerprinting agency.

Supplements to the Application
Applicants may be required to complete supplemental forms and/or provide supplementary documentation in response to some items on the application. These forms and documents are indicated within the application. Documents required of all first-time applicants for admission by examination are:

In addition to the required documents listed above, applicants are required to provide an MPRE score of 85 or above before the application deadline to avoid paying a $100 fee.

Deadlines and Fees
An application is deemed filed when it is received by the director.  Additionally, an application is not complete until all required releases, notarized and other supplementary forms and documents are received. To avoid paying a late fee the application must be completed and received before November 1 (for the February exam) or on or before March 1 (for the July exam). 

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals with non-ADA qualifying health related conditions (e.g. breastfeeding, diabetes, pregnancy, mobility impairments etc.) may request a non-ADA administrative accommodation. The request may be made in the form of a letter.  The request must state the health condition and the specific accommodations desired. Medical documentation verifying the condition is required.  The request should be submitted with the application for the bar exam, no later than the filing deadline. Requests are granted on a case by case basis. Non-emergency requests that are not made on or before the filing deadline will be denied.


If you have any questions regarding the filing of your application, please contact Attorney Admissions at (402) 471-3092 or


Upcoming Examination Dates:​

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 & Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 & Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 & Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 & Wednesday, July 31, 2019