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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 October 5th and 6th, 2020.  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 will post the names of examinees who passed  and the statistics for the October 2020 Massachusetts bar exam on December 10, 2020.  

October 2020 Statistics:  A total of 1323 examinees sat for the October 2020 bar examination, of whom 1015 (76.7%) passed.  There were 1092 first time takers, of whom 929 (85.1%) passed the exam.  The statistics are as follows: 

Examinees Taking Exam in Massachusetts

Number Taking

Number Passing

Percentage Passing

First time

1092

929

85.1%

Second Time

57

29

50.9%

Third Time

76

37

48.7%

Fourth Time or more

98

20

20.4%

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ALL EXAMINEES 

1323

1015

76.7%

A summary of October 2020 statistics by Law School found in the link below.

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