Lawyers live and die by deadlines, and law students who plan to take a bar exam must pay close attention to deadlines also. A state bar can and will refuse to let you sit for the exam if your application is late. If you plan to take the bar exam in Georgia in July, your character and fitness application is due the first week of December. For details, go to the Office of Bar Admissions website. For other states, a good place to start is at the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which has an online guide to bar requirements for all states, including links to each state’s bar admissions office.
Please read all bar-related rules carefully and enter deadlines into your planner!