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July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results: Pass Rate Increases 4% After Adoption Of UBE

NYThe July 2016 New York bar passage rates by school are out. Here are the results for first time test takers for the 15 New York ABA-approved law schools, along with each school's U.S. News ranking (New York and overall).

Bar Pass

Rank (Rate)

 

School

US News Rank

NY (Overall)

1 (97.5%)

NYU

2 (6)

2 (96.2%)

Columbia

1 (4)

3 (93.2%)

Cornell

3 (13)

4 (89.5%)

Syracuse

7 (86)

5 (88.5%)

Fordham

4 (37)

6 (83.0%)

Brooklyn.

8 (97)

83.0%

Statewide Average

7 (82.7%)

Albany

12 (129)

8 (79.5%)

Cardozo

5 (74)

9 (76.5%)

St. John's

5 (74)

10 (75.0%)

CUNY

13 (131)

11 (73.0%)

SUNY-Buffalo

9 (100)

12 (71.0%)

Pace

14 (136)

13 (70.3%)

New York Law School

10 (111)

14 (64.1%)

Hofstra

10 (111)

15 (62.0%)

Touror

15 (Tier 2)

New York Law Journal, Bar Exam Pass Rate Rose for Many Schools in First Year of UBE:

Graduates of New York law schools who took the July bar exam—the first time the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) was administered—improved the state's pass rate by 4 percentage points, to 83 percent, bouncing back from its lowest rate in a decade. ...

In 2015, Albany Law School, New York Law School and the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center had the largest declines in pass rates. But this year, they reported the largest pass rate increases, and all but five schools saw improvement. Albany Law's pass rate rose 14.5 points, to 82.7. ... Touro Law, which last year saw a 15-point slide in its pass rate, the largest in the state, boosted its rate back up by 9.6 percentage points, to 62.1 percent.  ...

Schools that experienced pass rate declines included St. John's University School of Law and the City University of New York School of Law, which saw a 6.4 and 6.2 point drop, respectively.

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Comments

July 2016 California general results were released (the school-specific data aren't yet available):

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/AboutUs/News/ThisYearsNewsReleases/201645.aspx

Posted by: Anon | Nov 20, 2016 1:28:40 PM