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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 February 23rd and 24th, 2021.  If no objection is made, they may be recommended to the Supreme Judicial Court for admission.  The list of names can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-bar-exam-pass-list.

Massachusetts statistics for the bar exam are included below.

The Board of Bar Examiners posted the names of examinees who passed  and the statistics for the February 2021 Massachusetts bar exam on April 29, 2021. 

February 2021 Statistics:  A total of 477 examinees sat for the February 2021 bar examination, of whom 207 (43.4%) passed.  There were 241 first time takers, of whom 145 (60.2%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 

Examinees Taking Exam in Massachusetts

Number Taking

Number Passing

Percentage Passing

First time

241

145

60.2%

Second Time

132

48

36.4%

Third Time

32

5

15.6%

Fourth Time or more

72

9

12.5%

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

477

207

43.4%

A summary of February 2021 statistics by Law School found in the link below.

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