Swearing-In Ceremony for July 2022 Bar Takers

Save the Date!: LMU Loyola Law School Swearing-In Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. PT


Stream the Swearing-In Ceremony Live on Youtube

Attorney Oath — Loyola’s Swearing-In Ceremony

If you plan on attending LMU Loyola Law School’s swearing-in ceremony and would like to have the presiding judge certify your New Licensee Registration and Attorney Oath form, you will need to upload your form when registering for the ceremony. Registration for the ceremony will open after bar results are released on Nov. 10. Loyola will mail the signed oath cards to the State Bar after they have been certified by the judge.

The State Bar of California emailed to all eligible applicants a DocuSign Link as part of your Attorney’s Oath packet. If you have not received it yet, please check your junk/spam/bulk email folder or send an email to admissions@calbar.ca.gov. You will need to provide your complete and full name plus your file number. You may also log in to your Admissions Profile and send a message as well.

Before you upload your oath form when registering, please make sure you follow the step-by-step instructions found by clicking here.

Loyola will mail the signed oath forms to the State Bar after they have been certified by the judge. 

Attorney Oath — Alternate Certification

You can also take the oath and certify your oath form on your own prior to Loyola's swearing-in ceremony, and still attend as a ceremonial gesture. You do not need to submit another oath form after taking the ceremonial oath. There are a number of officials in California who are authorized to administer the oath. Click here to view the full list. Please note the membership fee schedule below if you plan to certify your oath form on your own. 

Public Notary at Loyola Law School

If you choose to certify your oath form on your own prior to the swearing-in ceremony, Loyola Law School offers a public notary on campus. You must make an appointment with Stan Borup by emailing him at stan.borup@lls.edu. Notary service hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30–10:30 a.m. and 3:15–4:15 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m. The office is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Federal Application

If you would like to apply for admission into the Bar of the Central District of California, you will need to complete the Application for Admission to the Bar of the Central District of California online and pay the application fee. 

Attorney’s Fees

All licensed attorneys pay annual license fees. Your first year’s fees will be based on your date of admission, which is the date upon which you take your oath. If you choose to take the attorney’s oath on your own prior to Dec. 2, you will be charged for 2022 at half-year active fee. If you choose to take the attorney’s oath after Dec. 2, the annual fees will be waived for 2022, however, you will still will need to pay for 2023 on or before February 1st of 2023. More information about the fees can be found here. Allow at least 30 days for your New Registration and Attorney’s oath form to be process. Please do not send checks of payment with your oath card.


We look forward to celebrating with you. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni.office@lls.edu.