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Law Student Practice Certification


As of May 1, 2013, the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners administers the Student Practice Rules.  Law students who meet certain criteria may be certified as student lawyers.  The Board publishes a list of all currently Certified Students. 

Certifications expire after 12 months or terminate upon one of the following: 

(1) Certification is withdrawn by the dean, unit, agency, organization, or supervising lawyer;
(2) Certification is terminated by the Board of Law Examiners;
(3) The student is placed on academic probation;
(4) The student does not take the first bar examination following his or her graduation (certification terminates on the first day of the exam);
(5) The student takes but fails the bar examination (certification terminates upon notice to the dean and the law student of such failure); or
(6) The student takes and passes the bar examination and is admitted to the bar. 

Law students may be recertified for additional 12-month periods.  See Rules for Student Practice for details.  If recertification is not requested, student names will be removed from the list after 12 months.   

If you need to verify a student certification not on the list or if you have questions, contact  Information needed to verify:   

Student’s name;
Law school name;
Approximate date of certification. 

Instructions for Requesting Law Student Practice Certification