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.

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 April 19, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 2017 will not be fulfilled NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

REAPPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE

JULY 2017 BAR EXAMINATION

To obtain a reapplication for the July 2017 bar examination you may download the Petition at: Attorney Services admission by examination.

Applications for the July 2017 bar examination are available now and must be filed and received (not postmarked) by May 12, 2017 at: 

Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County

Clerk Maura S. Doyle

John Adams Courthouse

One Pemberton Square, Suite 1300

Boston, MA  02108. 
 

Statistics

The names of those who passed the written portion of the February 2017 bar examination are posted on the Bar Exam Pass List .

A total of 594 applicants sat for the February 2017 bar examination, 284 (47.8%) passed.  There were 232 first time takers, of whom 142 (61.2%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 
 

Total Applicants 

Taking Exam ForNumber TakingNumber PassingPercentage Passing
First time 

232

142

61.2%

Second Time

197

101

51.3%

Third Time

65

23

35.4%

Fourth Time

30

12

 40%

Fifth Time or more 

65

6

9.2%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

594

284

47.8%

To view results and statistics by law school, visit February 2017 Statistics  pdf format of February 2017 statistics