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After the Bar Exam

Results of the Massachusetts bar exam are released in October and April

The Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) releases the results of the July bar exam in October and the February exam in April to all examinees by email. The email will include information about the next steps, a breakdown of the scores and the total score.  Passing examinees will be posted by name on the website per the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court.  

Results for the October 2020 bar exam have been released  to petitioners who sat for the exam in Massachusetts.

Bar Exam Statistics in Massachusetts

The statistics for the bar exam are posted on this website after results are sent to all examinees.   The statistics include the overall summary of the results and the summary by law school in Massachusetts. 

See the link below for the February bar exam statistics by law school.

October 2020 Exam: The names of all examinees who passed the written portion of the October 2020 exam have been  posted pursuant to the Rule 3:01 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court after notification of the results has been sent to examinees.

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Copies of essays

If a passing score on the February 2021 bar exam is 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 28, 2021 to:

Board of Bar Examiners

John Adams Courthouse

One Pemberton Square, Suite 5-140

Boston, MA 02108

Your request must be postmarked by May 21, 2021 and must include a bank check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (not to 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 petition.

Copies of the MBE are unavailable.

Late requests will not be fulfilled NO EXCEPTIONS.

Petition for re-examination

To retake the exam, visit for details.

Petitions for the next UBE in Massachusetts are available now for the February 2021 bar exam.  

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