Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

July 2018 California Bar Exam Results For Out-Of-State Law Schools

CA state bar logo PNGFollowing up on my previous post on the July 2018 California Bar Exam results for in-state law schools: the state bar has released comparable data for out-of-state law schools. Overall, 40.7% of all applicants passed the California bar exam. Among graduates of ABA-accredited law schools, first-time takers from in-state law schools passed at a higher rate (63.8%) than students from out-of state law schools (58.2%).

Out-of-state law schools with the highest pass rates:
Duke: 100% (25 students took the exam)
Yale: 93.1 (29)
Harvard: 89.2% (83)
Columbia: 88.5% (26)
NYU: 84.6% (26)
Virginia: 83.3% (24)
Georgetown: 81.7% (60)
Chicago: 78.6% (28)
Texas: 76.5% (17)
Northwestern: 73.1% (26)
Notre Dame: 68.2% (22)
Michigan: 65.4% (26)

Out-of-state law schools with the lowest pass rates:

American: 18.8% (16 students took the exam)
Tulane: 37.1% (14)
Arizona State: 42.9% (14)
Washington U.: 46.7% (15)
Emory: 47.6% (21)
George Washington: 50.0% (54)
Arizona: 50% (14)

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Re: out of state law schools with the highest bar pass rates. It would be interesting to see a study that limned the effects of a nontrivial number of T14 grads moving to California on law grads of lesser (to paraphrase a regular commenter, "mediocre") law schools located in California. Might the double digit unemployment rates of law schools like Santa Clara be at least partially caused by the double digit percentages of Harvard and GTown students moving to the Golden State? Hmmm...

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jan 2, 2019 11:30:10 AM