Category Archives: Bar Exam

Nov 8
3:36 PM

Bar passage rates down across the country


While we are still awaiting results of the July 2014 California bar exam (due for release November 21, 2014), results from other states have been pouring in over the last several weeks and the numbers don’t look good. Passage rates are down by double digits in 4 states and by more than 5% in an additional 13. A Pepperdine law professor has examined a few of the possible causes, but the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) places the blame (PDF) squarely on poor bar taker performance.