Bar Passage Data for Recent Graduates

Bar Passage Data for Recent Graduates

The information in the tables below was reported to the ABA according to its reporting guidelines.

Related: Employment Data for Recent Graduates
 

ABA Bar Passage Summary Reports

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First-Time Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Test 2019 2018 2017
STATE UVA Takers UVA Pass Rate Jurisdiction Pass Rate UVA Takers UVA Pass Rate Jurisdiction Pass Rate UVA Takers UVA Pass Rate Jurisdiction Pass Rate
New York 84 100% 84.1% 91 98.9% 81.3% 100 99.0% 83.9%
Virginia 43 88.4% 77.9% 50 96.0% 76.4% 50 94.0% 75.6%
District of Columbia 36 100% 72.1% 48 100% 69.8% 15 100% 74.6%
Texas 27 96.3% 77.4% 18 83.3% 73.1% 17 94.1% 76.6%
California 21 95.2% 69.1% 25 80.0% 60.3% 29 89.7% 66.2%
ALL STATES 285 95.8% 77.7% 301 95.3% 74.5% 287 96.5% 77.5%

*Note: Top five states reported by year.
 

Ultimate Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Graduation 2017 2016 2015
Number of Graduates 297 329 366
Number Taking Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 294 326 357
Number Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 293 319 355
Percentage Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 99.7% 97.9% 99.4%
Number Not Taking the Bar 3 0 6
Number With No Information 0 3 3