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Basic Requirements for the Bar Examination:

Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution. Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an ABA approved law school which must be awarded prior to the time the applicant sits for the examination.

Basic Requirements for Admission Without Examination (Comity):

Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution. Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an ABA approved law school. Must have taken and passed an equivalent bar examination. Must have practiced in the jurisdiction in which previously licensed for 5 (five) of the last seven years immediately preceding the Tennessee application.

Reference: Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7