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 February 26th and 27th, 2019.  If no objection is made, they may be recommended to the Supreme Judicial Court for admission.  

Massachusetts statistics for the bar exam are included below.

The Board of Bar Examiners is pleased to announce the February 2019 bar exam pass list.  The names are posted on the Massachusetts Bar Exam Pass List

The February 2019 bar exam statistics by Massachusetts law school will be found in the link below and the overall statistics  will be posted on April 29, 2019.   

A total of 498 examinees sat for the February 2019 bar examination, of whom 231(46.4%) passed.  There were 177 first time takers, of whom 120 (67.8%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 
 

Examinees

Taking Exam For

Number Taking

Number Passing

Percentage Passing

First time

177

120

67.8%

Second Time

197

93

47.2%

Third Time

48

8

16.7%

Fourth Time

22

4

18.2%

Fifth Time or more 

54

6

11.1%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

498

231

46.4%

A summary of statistics by Law School can be downloaded from the link below.

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