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Friday, December 22, 2017

July 2017 California Bar Exam Results

California State BarThe California State Bar has released school by school data on the July 2017 California Bar Exam.  Here are the results for first time test takers for the 21 California ABA-approved 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 (96%)

Stanford

1 (2)

2 (89%)

UC-Berkeley

2 (12)

3 (88%)

UCLA

3 (15)

3 (88%)

USC

4 (19)

5 (83%)

UC-Irvine

5 (28)

6 (79%)

UC-Davis

6 (39)

6 (79%)

Santa Clara

11 (132)

8 (78%)

San Diego

10 (77)

9 (73%)

Loyola-L.A.

8 (65)

70%

Statewide Ave. (CA ABA-Approved)

10 (65%)

Pepperdine

9 (72)

10 (65%)

Cal-Western

Tier 2

12 (64%)

Chapman

12 (134)

13 (62%)

McGeorge

13 (142)

14 (61%)

UC-Hastings

7 (54)

15 (57%)

Southwestern

Tier 2

16 (56%)

Western State

Tier 2

17 (54%)

San Francisco

Tier 2

18 (51%)

Golden Gate

Tier 2

19 (41%)

La Verne

Tier 2

20 (38%)

Whittier

Tier 2

21 (30%)

Thomas Jefferson

Tier 2

Update

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/12/july-2017-california-bar-exam-results.html

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Comments

What is up with UC Hastings? Back in my day it was a West Coast power house...Talk about crashing and burning. Yikes.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 26, 2017 11:41:23 AM

@Anon,

Maybe look to their admissions. In 2010 the median LSAT/uGPA was 164 / 3.6, while now it is 159 / 3.45. 25th percentile went from 160 / 3.45 to 156 / 3.18.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Dec 26, 2017 8:58:42 PM

I graduated from UCLA this past year and the school put a lot of effort into bar passage. UCLA paid for our bar prep - yes you heard that right. They bought memberships to a popular California Bar Exam study supplement BarEssays.com for every student. The money they spent obviously paid off.

Posted by: UCLA2017 | Dec 26, 2017 9:37:01 PM

I feel bad for Hasttings. Whatever they are doing there, it obviously isn’t working.

Posted by: HastingsStudent | Dec 27, 2017 1:10:46 PM