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Sunday, December 15, 2019

July 2019 California Bar Exam Results For Out-Of-State Law Schools

CA state bar logo PNGFollowing up on yesterday's post on the July 2019 California Bar Exam results for in-state law schools: the state bar has <released comparable data for out-of-state law schools. Overall, 50.1% 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 lower rate (71.3%) than students from out-of state law schools (73.0%).

Out-of-state law schools with the highest pass rates:
Chicago: 100% (25 students took the exam)
Duke: 100% (16)
Michigan: 97.1% (34)
Harvard: 96.6% (88)
Penn: 96.5% (22)
NYU: 96.2% (26)
Virginia: 95.2% (21)
Columbia: 93.2% (44)
Yale: 91.2% (34)
Cornell: 86.7% (15)
Northwestern: 85.0% (20)
Georgetown: 80.9% (47)

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

American: 36.8% (19 students took the exam)
Tulane: 45.5% (11)
Emory: 54.5% (11)
Northeastern: 57.1% (14)
Washington U.: 60.0% (15)
Notre Dame: 65.0% (20)
Vanderbilt: 69.2% (13)

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

Update:  I have corrected the number of American graduates who took the exam.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/12/july-2019-california-bar-exam-results-for-out-of-state-law-schools.html

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