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 February 2019 bar exam will be released by email to all examinees on April 26, 2019.

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 under additional resources below for the February bar exam statistics by law school.

The names of all examinees who passed the written portion of the exam will be posted on April 29, 2019 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 2019 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 26, 2019, to:

Board of Bar Examiners
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street - First Floor
Boston, MA  02114

Your request must be postmarked by May 10, 2019 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 in July 2019, visit for details.

Petitions for the July 2019 UBE in Massachusetts are available now and must be filed and received (not postmarked) by May 10, 2019 at: 

Supreme Judicial Court for The County of Suffolk 
Clerk Maura S. Doyle
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Suite 1300
Boston, MA  02108 

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