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Massachusetts Bar Exam Results

Massachusetts posts the names of all who passed the written portion of the bar exam and provides the statistics of the Massachusetts law schools.

Before reporting to the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the character, acquirements and qualifications of the petitioners, the Board of Bar Examiners must give public notice of those persons that have passed the law examination held on July 25-26, 2023.  If no objection is made, they may be recommended to the Supreme Judicial Court for admission. 

The list of passing examinees from the July 2023 bar exam can be found here beginning October 11, 2023.

Bar Exam Statistics

July 2023 Overview

A total of 1578 examinees sat for the July 2023 bar examination, of whom 72.8% passed. 

There were 1326 first-time takers, of whom 81.9% passed the exam. 

Examinees Taking Exam in Massachusetts Number Taking Number Passing Percent Passing

First Time

1326 1086 81.9%

Second Time

82 24 29.3%

Third Time

73 28 38.4%

Fourth Time or More

97 11 11.3%


1578 1149 72.8%

A summary of July 2023 bar exam statistics for Massachusetts Law Schools is found at the link below.

Past Bar Exam Results

Contact for Massachusetts Bar Exam Results


Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm M-F.


Fax: (617) 542-5943


John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Suite 5-140, Boston, MA 02108

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