Law Students

High Rates of Bar Passage in New York and Texas
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The results are in, and Texas and New York are welcoming hundreds of new attorneys into their respective Bars. Earlier this week, both states’ bar associations released the results of their February exam, and the results are an improvement over the previous year’s pass rate.

The February bar exam traditionally has lower passage rates than the July exam, as those taking the July exam are usually first-time takers fresh out of law school. (The third year of law school typically concludes in the spring months of April, May, and June.) Are large portion of those taking the bar exam in February are typically foreign-born attorneys or retaking the test after an unsuccessful July exam.

  
What
Where


Reuters reports that approximately half of the 4,152 candidates that sat for 2013’s February exam in New York passed the test, and that the total number of test takers was the largest that has ever sat for the February exam. The 50 percent overall passing rate is an improvement over last year’s 44 percent. Reuters also reports that 39 percent of those taking the test were foreign-educated, and had a passing rate of 30 percent. 64 percent of the first-time test takers passed.

In Texas, Texas Lawyer reports that 85% of the Texas law school graduates who sat for the Texas bar exam for the first time in February passed, which is another improvement over the last year’s pass rate for the same types of students, which was 76.5%.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Attorney

USA-TX-Houston

Our thirty-two-lawyer litigation firm is seeking a litigation lawyer to become part of the team. The...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-TX-Houston

Our thirty-two-lawyer litigation firm is seeking a legal secretary to become part of the team. The f...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-TX-Houston

Our thirty-two-lawyer litigation firm is seeking a paralegal to become part of the team. The firm ha...

Apply now

Full-time Family Law Attorney (s)

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Boutique family law firm in Central Pennsylvania is seeking 1 or more associate attorneys interested...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

International Trust and Estates Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an international trust and e...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a Real Estate Attorney with ...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a litigation associate attorne...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top