Massachusetts Statistics

The names of those who passed the written portion of the July 2017 bar examination will be posted on the Bar Exam Pass List .

For results by Massachusetts law school, click here pdf format of July2017 statistics
.

A total of 1278 examinees sat for the July 2017 bar examination, 913 (71.4%) passed.  There were 1035 first time takers, of whom 837 (80.9%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 
 

Total Examinees 

Taking Exam ForNumber TakingNumber PassingPercentage Passing
First time 

1035

837

80.9%

Second Time

70

31

44.3%

Third Time

70

29

41.4%

Fourth Time

41

10

 24.4%

Fifth Time or more 

62

6

9.7%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

1278

913

71.4%

Examinees that have not passed the exam may request copies of the essay answers. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COPIES OF YOUR ESSAY ANSWERS

If a passing score on the exam was not achieved, you may request copies of your essay answers by mailing a written request, including your examination seat # as indicated in the results email delivered on October 5, 2017, to:

Board of Bar Examiners

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse

24 New Chardon Street - First Floor

Boston, MA  02114

Your request must be received by October 20,  2017 and must include a bank check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (not the Board of Bar Examiners) in the amount of $25.  Personal checks are NOT accepted.  All Essays will be delivered electronically to the email address of record with your bar application.

Copies of the MBE are unavailable.

Requests received after October 20, 2017 will not be fulfilled NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

REAPPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE

February 2018 BAR EXAMINATION

To obtain the reapplication for the February 2018 bar examination go to: Attorney Services admission by examination.

Applications for the February 2018 bar examination must be filed (not postmarked) by December 8, 2017 at: 

Supreme Judicial Court for The County of Suffolk 

Clerk Maura S. Doyle

John Adams Courthouse

One Pemberton Square, Suite 1300

Boston, MA  02108 
 

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.