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Thursday, January 3, 2013

July 2012 California Bar Exam Results

CA state bar logoThe July 2012 California bar passage rates by school are out. Here are the results for first-time test-takers for the 21 California ABA-approved law law schools, along with each school's U.S. News ranking (California and overall):

Bar Pass

Rank (Rate)

 

School

US News Rank

CA (Overall)

1 (93.7%)

Stanford

1 (2)

2 (90.2%)

UC-Irvine

n/r

3 (89.0%)

UCLA

3 (15)

4 (88.0%)

USC

4 (18)

5 (86.3%)

UC-Berkeley

2 (7)

6 (86.1%)

Pepperdine

7 (49)

7 (81.5%)

Chapman

13 (110)

8 (78.9%)

UC-Davis

5 (29)

9 (78.6%)

Loyola-L.A.

8 (51)

10 (78.6%)

Western State

Tier 2

11 (77.8%)

San Diego

9 (65)

12 (76.9%)

UC-Hastings

6 (44)

76.9%

Statewide Ave. (CA ABA-Approved)

13 (76.7%)

Cal-Western

Tier 2

14 (73.3%)

McGeorge

11 (101)

15 (72.7%)

Santa Clara

10 (96)

16 (70.1%)

San Francisco

12 (106)

17 (69.7%)

Golden Gate

Tier 2

18 (69.7%)

Whittier

Tier 2

19 (64.3%)

Southwestern

14 (129)

20 (53.3%)

La Verne

Tier 2

21 (52.33%)

Thomas Jefferson

Tier 2

Here are the five out-of-state schools with the highest and lowest pass rates:

  • 100%: Arizona State (8 test-takers)
  • 94%:   Yale (31)
  • 92%:   Harvard (89)
  • 91%:   Virginia (22)
  • 89%:   Pennsylvania (36)
  • 25%:   Gonzaga (8),  UNLV (8)
  • 22%:   Florida Coastal (9)
  • 20%:   Loyola-New Orleans (5)
  • 17%:   Thomas Cooley (18)

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Perhaps law faculty at schools with bar passage scores consistently below the state average should consider new career alternatives...

Posted by: TS | Jan 3, 2013 2:30:25 PM