Users' questions

When should I expect BAR results?

When should I expect BAR results?

Most states release their results six to eight weeks afterwards in February and seven to nine in July. The biggest outliers are New York, California, and Michigan, who will have their examinees waiting almost 17 weeks to hear back.

Are bar exam results public?

Official results are sent to each examinee by mail and are not publicly posted on their website. The Board of Bar Examiners publicly publishes the names of examinees that passed the Bar Exam, including their first, middle, and last names along with their city and state.

How do you receive bar results?

Nearly all state bars send bar results by mail. Some states also provide the information by email or by posting the results on the state bar’s website.

What is the pass rate for the bar exam?

First-time law exam takers in 2018 achieved a 74.82 percent pass rate, which compares to a 77.2 percent first-time pass rate for 2017.

What is the hardest state to pass the bar in?

Delaware. Delaware makes the list as one of the hardest bar exams in part because of the score required to pass. Students must obtain at least a 145 to pass, which is the highest in the nation. Delaware also only offers the exam once per year, giving students who fail a very long wait before they can take it again.

Is the bar exam curved?

The bar exam curve is very real. Most bar takers fall right in the middle within a few points of each other. In most U.S. states, your MBE score makes up 50% of your overall bar exam score and the other exam components are weighted to the MBE.

Do people know if you failed the bar?

For example, Michigan, Maine, and New York let the applicants know ahead of time whether or not they passed before posting a public pass list. Other states posts pass lists of applicants bar exam ID or seat numbers. That way only you and people who know your number will know if you failed the bar exam.

Is it harder to pass the February bar exam?

The pressure to pass the February bar exam is often higher for repeat test-takers. Many times, job offers from law firms, future income, and more hinge on passing the February exam. Unfortunately, the February bar exam often suffers from lower pass rates than the July bar exam.

How hard is it to pass bar?

The bar exam is obviously hard. Sure, pass rates depend to some extent on the state, but in 2019, 58% of individuals that took the bar exam passed it. The other 42% are smart individuals that got through law school, but who didn’t study efficiently enough. Don’t let that be you.

Is 50 too old for law school?

It’s never too late in life to apply to law school. Although most applicants are under 25, roughly 20% are 30 or older, according to the Law School Admission Council. Many older law graduates build fulfilling second careers that draw upon both preexisting skills and experiences and those that law school provides.

Which state has easiest bar exam?

Easiest Bar Exam to Pass in the U.S.

Rank State Bar Examination Overall Passage Rate
1 California 73.41
2 Louisiana 68.23
3 Washington 74.54
4 Oregon 77.96

Is Themis harder than the bar?

Yes it is harder and they freely admit that – look at the expected success rates on some of the question sets… it’s 50/51% – 17% lower than the minimum passing raw score. Barbri MBE questions are by and large harder than the actual MBE. Do 1000 MBE questions + outline 75 essays = pass the bar.

When is the deadline for the Iowa bar exam?

Applicants who are unsuccessful on the February 2021 Iowa Bar Examination have an application deadline of April 1, 2021, or 30 days after the posting of the results for the February 2021 Iowa Bar Examination, whichever is later. Click this link to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the remotely-administered exam.

When do the NCBE bar exam results come out?

February 2021 Bar Exam Jurisdiction Exam Overall Pass Rate Results Release Date Colorado Connecticut 47% April 23 Delaware (no February exam) District of Columbia

How is the Uniform Bar Examination in Iowa?

Iowa administers the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). The UBE is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Peformance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.

Where can I Find my bar exam results?

Jurisdiction announcements, when available, are accessible by clicking on the jurisdiction name. The prior administration’s results (July/September/October 2020) are shown further below .