New York State Bar Skills Competency and Professional Values Requirement

UCLA Law students seeking admission to the New York State Bar who choose to demonstrate the skills competency and professional values requirement through the completion of designated courses (Pathway 1) must take the following courses and receive a grade of C/Pass or higher in each. Upon completion of these courses, students may apply for certification to the UCLA Law Records Office. 

Based on the UCLA School of Law institutional learning outcomes, students who complete courses within the following areas are considered to have met the requirements for certification by UCLA School of Law pursuant to New York Rule 520.18. Students are highly encouraged to take more than the basic required courses in these areas. LL.M. students planning to request certification for Pathway 1 must earn at least 27 total units toward their LL.M. degree and comply with the requirements below. Students may not use a course to satisfy a requirement in more than one area.


The courses listed here may change as courses are retired or new courses are added to the UCLA Law curriculum that meet the compliance criteria.  J.D. students who transfer in after their first year or students who do not receive a C/Pass or better in the above courses, and still desire to be licensed to practice in the State of New York, should contact the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs to discuss alternative opportunities to demonstrate compliance.

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