Rule 202

Admission to the Bar

An applicant who complies with the requirements of Rule 203 (relating to admission by bar examination), Rule 204 (relating to admission by reciprocity) or Rule 205 (relating to admission by bar examination for graduates of foreign law degrees) or Rule 206 (relating to admission by transfer of bar examination score) and the applicable rules of the Board shall be admitted to the bar of this Commonwealth in the manner prescribed by these rules.

An applicant who is an undocumented immigrant who has current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, or equivalent status under a successor program, and who has current and valid employment authorization to work in the United States shall be eligible for admission to the Pennsylvania Bar provided that all other requirements of these Rules are otherwise satisfied. This Rule satisfies the requirements of Section 1621(d) of Title 8 of the United States Code. This Rule shall apply to all applications pending at the time of its adoption and thereafter.

Adopted July 1, 1972. Amended June 6, 1977; Feb. 8, 2019, imd. effective; Jan. 4, 2022, effective Jan. 12, 2022.