Before you can begin “practicing law,” you must pass the bar examination. Most bar examinations consists of a two or three day examination. The examination will typically involve short answers, essays, and/or multiple choice questions. In addition to passing this exam, you must also pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ website, four jurisdictions do not require the MPRE.
If your loved one is fortunate enough to have been offered a job at a big law firm, the big law firm will likely provide a stipend for the bar examination. If not, an excellent gift for a third-year law student is a bar preparation class. By far, the most popular bar preparation course is Bar/Bri. Alternatively, your third-year law student can possibly earn a free bar exam course by being a campus representative.