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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 30th and 31st, 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 has posted the names of examinees who passed the February 2020 are listed on the Massachusetts Bar Exam Pass List

February 2020 Statistics:  A total of 429  examinees sat for the February 2020 bar examination, of whom 158 (36.9%) passed.  There were 129 first time takers, of whom 69 (53.5%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 

Examinees Taking Exam in Massachusetts

Number Taking

Number Passing

Percentage Passing

First time

129

69

53.5%

Second Time

170

64

37.6%

Third Time

39

12

30.8%

Fourth Time

34

7

20.6%

Fifth Time or more 

57

 

6

10.5%

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

429

158

36.8%

A summary of statistics by Law School can be found in the link below.

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