Kansas Bar Examination

For the Fee Schedule and the Kansas Petition for Admission to the Bar of the State of Kansas by Written Examination visit the Kansas Attorney Admissions website. The bar examination fee is $400.

Application deadlines:

  • February exam
    • October 1
    • November 1 (late; $600 examination fee)
  • July exam
    • March 1
    • April 1 (late; $600 examination fee)

Every applicant to the Kansas Bar must submit a properly completed fingerprint card. Fingerprint packets are available from the Kansas Supreme Court. The Professional Development Office (PDO) schedules one day each semester for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to visit campus and take fingerprints. The PDO will have a limited number of fingerprint packets available for the clinic. The Office also has available a brochure that answers frequently asked questions about the Kansas bar application and the character and fitness investigation processes. PDO staff provide assistance to applicants throughout the application process.

Kansas Bar Exam Subjects

The following subjects are tested on the Kansas Bar Exam. This information is provided for your convenience only.

  • Agency and Employment
  • Conflicts of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Domestic Relations and Family Law
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Kansas Civil Procedure
  • Legal Ethics
  • Non-corporate Business Organizations
  • Personal Property
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts and Administration
  • UCC and Commercial Transactions
  • Wills
Fingerprinting Clinic

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) visits Washburn Law in January (for July bar takers) and September (for February bar takers) so students preparing their bar examination applications can be fingerprinted.

Fingerprint packets are available from the Kansas Supreme Court, and a limited number of packets are available from the PDO for use in conjunction with the KBI Fingerprinting Clinic.

You will need to bring to the appointment the following:

  • Fingerprint Card Waiver (signed in front of a notary; see list of law school notaries).
  • Completed but NOT signed fingerprint card.
  • $10 personal check or Money Order (made out to KBI; they will NOT accept cash).
  • You must also bring a photo ID.

If you are not taking the bar exam in Kansas, please check with your bar examination state to determine appropriate fingerprinting procedures.