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Massachusetts Bar Exam Results

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.

Massachusetts posts the names of all who passed the written portion of the bar exam and provides the statistics of the Massachusetts law schools.

After the Bar Exam

The Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) releases the results of the July bar exam in October and the February exam in April to all examinees by email. The email will include information about the next steps, a breakdown of the scores and the total score. Passing examinees will be posted by name on the website per the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court.

Results for the February 2020 bar exam have been released to petitioners who sat for the exam in Massachusetts.

Bar Exam Statistics in Massachusetts

The statistics for the bar exam are posted on this website after results are sent to all examinees. The statistics include the overall summary of the results and the summary by law school in Massachusetts.

See the link below for the February bar exam statistics by law school.

February 2020 Exam: The names of all examinees who passed the written portion of the February 2020 exam have been posted pursuant to the Rule 3:01 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court after notification of the results has been sent to examinees.

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