Incoming Student Disclosure Form
Our application for admission contains several questions bearing on an applicant’s character and fitness for the practice of law. In addition to requiring complete and accurate answers to these questions at the time the application is filed, the law school also places upon applicants, admitted and enrolled students, a continuing responsibility to reveal knowledge of all criminal incidents or disciplinary charges, even if expunged, sealed or otherwise removed from the candidate’s records.
Every state has its own process for evaluating the character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the Bar of that state, and we encourage you as an applicant to law school to determine what those requirements are in the state in which you intend to practice. Mississippi requires any applicant who has lived outside the State of Mississippi for six (6) months (either consecutively or cumulatively) or longer after his/her eighteenth (18th) birthday (including residence for educational, employment, or military reasons), to complete an NCBE Character and Fitness Application and pay a fee to the NCBE. This fee is in addition to fees set forth in the schedule of fees due to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions and must be paid separately. The NCBE Character and Fitness Application must be completed and filed with our office at the same time you submit your Mississippi Application (whether an Application for Registration as a Law Student, Bar Exam Application, Application Update for the Bar Exam or an Application for Admission on Motion). For a list of fees and to complete the NCBE Character and Fitness Application, go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ website at http://www.ncbex.org./character-and-fitness/
You can find detailed information about requirements in other states in the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Comp-Guide/CompGuide.pdf, or you can contact the board of bar examiners in the jurisdiction where you plan to seek admission to practice.
All newly admitted law students must complete this form by their 1st seat deposit deadline.