Bar Examination

February 2017 Bar Exam:

      Exam Dates: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017

      Locations: Boston: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

       Springfield: Western New England University School of Law

Application Deadline:   The February 2017 application deadlines will be announced in September 2016.  Click here for the Bar Exam Application and Filing Instructions. 

For more information, see  Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs

July 2016 Bar Exam Results:  

Please be advised that examinees who sat for the July 2016 Massachusetts bar exam will receive notice of their pass or fail status by email only, to be sent on Friday, October 14, 2016  by 2:00 P.M.  Letters will not be sent via postal mail.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your bar application on file with the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County includes a current and accurate email address.  If necessary, this information, as well as all personal contact information, can be updated by completing the BBE Address Change Form.   Please be sure to monitor your inbox, spam folder, and junk folder regularly for emailed notices from this office.


February 2016 Bar Exam Results:  

The applicants listed on the February 2016   Bar Exam Pass List have passed the written portion of the February 2016 bar examination.  

A total of 691 applicants sat for the February 2016 bar examination, of whom 350 (50.7%) passed.  There were 310 first time takers, of whom 188 (60.6%) passed the exam.  To view results and statistics by law school, visit Bar Exam Results & Post Bar Information .

Future Exam DatesTest Dates
February 2017February 22-23, 2017
July 2017July 26-27, 2017
February 2018February 28- March 1, 2018

Grading Information

Information regarding the grading process of the Massachusetts bar exam can be found here pdf format of scoring information
.   See Massachusetts Bar Admission FAQs for more information.