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Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 107
Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org

Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Rule 706
Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Educational Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

(a) Each applicant seeking admission to the bar of Kansas shall satisfy the Board that he or she:

(1) has been granted and holds a baccalaureate degree based upon a full course of study in a college, university or other institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education; and

( 2) has been granted and holds a Juris Doctor degree or Bachelor of Laws degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation.

(b) If regional accreditation is not available, the standard for determining the sufficiency of undergraduate degrees earned or of the courses leading thereto shall be that recognized by the University of Kansas.

(c) Proof that an applicant has been granted and holds the requisite degrees shall be provided to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts by certified copies of transcripts issued by the registrar or equivalent officer of each institution granting such degrees and shall be mailed directly by said issuing authority to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts. Official transcripts must be received by the Clerk of the Appellate Courts no later than January 15 for the February examination and June 15 for the July examination.

(d) The Board may allow to sit for the bar examination, on a conditional basis, an applicant who presents to the Board a certification from the law school attended that the applicant is currently enrolled in a course of study which, if satisfactorily completed, will result in graduation within thirty days following administration of the bar examination. Failure to provide an official transcript establishing law school graduation within thirty days following the administration of the bar examination will result in the bar examination scores being voided.

[History: Effective July 1, 2009.]

See also: Rule 1001 - Electronic and Photographic Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings