Rule 14-703. Qualifications for admission of Student and Foreign Law School Applicants.

(a) Requirements of Student Applicants. The burden of proof is on the Applicant to establish by clear and convincing evidence that she or he:

(a)(1) has paid the prescribed fees and timely filed the required Complete Application as a Student Applicant in accordance with Rule 14-707;

(a)(2) is at least 21 years old;

(a)(3) has graduated with a First Professional Degree in law from an Approved Law School;

(a)(4) is of good moral character and satisfies the requirements of Rule 14-708;

(a)(5) has successfully passed the MPRE and the Bar Examination;

(a)(6) has a proven record of ethical, civil and professional behavior; and

(a)(7) complies with the provisions of Rule 14-716 concerning licensing and enrollment fees.

(b) Requirements of Foreign Law School Applicants. The burden of proof is on the Applicant to establish by clear and convincing evidence that she or he:

(b)(1) graduated from a Foreign Law School in a country where principles of English common law form the predominant basis for that country's system of jurisprudence;

(b)(2) has paid the prescribed fees and timely filed the required Complete Application as a Foreign Law School Applicant in accordance with Rule 14-707;

(b)(3) is at least 21 years old;

(b)(4) has been admitted to practice law in an English common law jurisdiction;

(b)(5) has been Actively and lawfully engaged in the Full-time Practice of Law in an English common law jurisdiction for no fewer than two (2) years;

(b)(6) has completed with a minimum grade of C or its passing equivalent no less than 24 semester hours, or a corresponding amount in quarter hours, at an Approved Law School, within 24 consecutive months. The 24 semester hours must include no less than one course each in a core or survey course of constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal procedure or criminal law, legal ethics and evidence;

(b)(7) is of good moral character and satisfies the requirements of Rule 14-708;

(b)(8) has successfully passed the MPRE and the Bar Examination; and

(b)(9) complies with the provisions of Rule 14-716 concerning licensing and enrollment fees.

(c) Foreign Law School graduates not meeting the requirements of paragraph (b). All other students and graduates from Foreign Law Schools not meeting the requirements of paragraph (b) may be eligible for admission only if they have graduated with a First Professional Degree in law from an Approved Law School.