IMPORTANT: THE TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT ADOPTED AMENDMENTS TO TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT RULE 7 ON OCTOBER 30, 2023, THAT CHANGED THE APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FILING REQUIREMENTS. THE COURT APPROVED CHANGES TO THE BOARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ON JANUARY 22, 2024. THE CHANGES WERE EFFECTIVE UPON APPROVAL.
The information provided on this website is not a substitute for Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7 or the Board Policies and Procedures. The Rule and Policies can be found under Governing Authorities.
All applications are for licensing and admission to the bar of Tennessee. Tennessee does not offer courtesy seating for the Uniform Bar Examination. See Rule 7, Sec. 3.05 and Board Policy P-3.05(a)(3). To be eligible for admission by Examination Score, you must meet the eligibility requirements found in Rule 7, Section 1.03. In order to sit for the Uniform Bar Examination in Tennessee or transfer in a UBE Score earned in another jurisdiction, you must meet the education requirements (undergraduate and law school) found in Rule 7, Sections 2.01 and 2.02, and have completed the Application for Admission as provided in Rule 7, Sections 3.01, 3.03, and/or 3.05, Board Policies and Procedure, P-3.01, P-3.03, and/or 3.05, and paid the application fee. For application for admission by examination in Tennessee, there are strict deadlines that must be met or you will not be eligible to sit for the examination. Step-by-step details are provided in the links below.
If the answer to your question can be found on the website, in Rule 7 and/or in the Board Policies and Procedures, you will not receive a response to any email you send to the Board. Neither the Board nor the BLE Staff give advisory opinions.
Click the link below for “How to Apply” by type of admission:
- How to Apply – First Time Application
- How to Apply – Re-Examination
- How To Apply – Transferred UBE Score
Additional Information regarding Admission and Application Requirements:
- Fees for Admission by Examination Score (Exam or Score Transfer)
- Non-Standard Testing Accommodations
- Laptop Testing
- Graduates of Foreign Law Schools
- 10.04 Supervised Practice or 10.07 Practice Pending Admission
- Expiration of Application for Admission by Exam Score
The Examination and Results:
FAQ For Admission by Examination Score