Analytix by AccessLex® now includes the 2019 Bar Questionnaire data from the American Bar Association. The data includes February/July 2018 first-time bar passage rates at both the school and jurisdiction level as well as ultimate bar passage rates for 2016 law school graduates at the school level. The data reveals that the average combined February and July first-time bar passage rate across ABA-approved law schools has reached a decade low, at 72.5 percent. On the other hand, the average ultimate bar passage rate for 2016 graduates is essentially the same as it was for 2015 graduates, 87.4 and 88 percent, respectively.
Additionally, the ABA revised the first-time bar passage report to include the count of first-time passers. The first-time report also includes percentage calculations for the proportion of 2018 graduates who did not take the bar, those for whom no information was available, and the combination (total graduates who did not sit or had no information). These data points are available in the 2019 First-Time and Ultimate Bar Passage Report of the Download Dataset tool.
To review and compare the new bar passage information for your law school, visit Analytix.