The names of those who passed the written portion of the July 2015 bar examination are posted on the Bar Exam Pass List .
A total of 1831 applicants sat for the July bar examination, of whom 1313 (71.7%) passed. There were 1589 first time takers, of whom 1256 (79.0%) passed the exam. The statistics are as follows:
|Taking exam for||Number taking||Number passing||Percentage passing|
|Third time takers||65||15||23.1%|
|Fourth time takers||31||4||12.9%|
|Fifth time or more takers||46||2||4.3%|
|Total All Examinees||1831||1313||71.7%|
To view results and statistics by law school, visit July 2015 Statistics .
Notice: Information Regarding the Noise Concerns at the Boston Test Site
The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners retained the services of the National Conference of Bar Examiners to conduct an investigation, to determine whether there was any negative impact on the performance of examinees due to the occurrence of the noise on the afternoon of July 29, 2015, during the administration of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) at the Boston test site.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners conducted a thorough analysis of the morning and afternoon performance on the MBE, comparing the difference of the afternoon raw scores to the morning raw scores for examinees seated in Hall A and Hall B (John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center) in comparison to the difference in the afternoon raw scores to the morning raw scores found in the rest of the country.
The outcome of this analysis of the Massachusetts results of the July 2015 MBE indicates that the afternoon performance of the examinees at the Boston test site was not adversely affected by the reported noise issue. Average scores were higher in the afternoon than the morning for both the examinees seated in Hall A and Hall B and for those examinees seated in the rest of the country. The average increase in scores in the afternoon for examinees in Hall A and Hall B was almost identical to the increase in the afternoon for the rest of the country. Due to the findings of the report by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners can confirm the validity of the July 2015 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) score that all examinees achieved.