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Are there any states where you can take the Bar Exam without going to law school? without a Bachelor's degree?

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Are there any states where you can take the Bar Exam without going to law school? without a Bachelor's degree?

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  1. If you want to become an attorney, why not do some research yourself although the simple answer is that it's unlikely.

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  2. I don't know about other states, but in California, some law schools will admit you without having an undergraduate degree - I believe they still require at least some undergraduate education.
    California also used to allow people who had learned the law under the tutelage of a judge or lawyer to sit for the bar.
    Check with the different state bar organizations to see what they require.


  3. In Illinois you would not pass without an undergraduate education. Law school helps, too.

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