The 2018 Bar Exam Statistics have been officially released and the news was not good. Jackson breaks down the key results and offers four BIG Takeaways from the statistics as we look to the future for bar exam applicants.
The numbers continue to show declines in pass rates across all jurisdictions and among all groups of bar takers. The Bar Exam Statistics show a dramatic decrease in overall pass rates with a total result of 54% passing nationally.
The news for repeat takers was even worse with pass rates in the 20-30% range. As expected, large jurisdictions like California, Florida and New York had particularly low pass rates according to the 2018 Bar Exam Statistics from the NCBE.
This will mean a more difficult landscape for repeat bar takers to navigate in 2020 and beyond.
The 10-year trend in pass rates is even more troubling with decreases ranging from 10-25% over the past decade based on jurisdiction. No state reported higher pass rates in 2018 than in 2009. What does this mean for the future? One important lesson is that bar takers need to DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT and in this Episode, Jackson offers some suggestions to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!®
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Links in this Episode:
#265: First Look at July 2019 Exams
#264: Questions for the California Bar Examiners
#225: What’s Wrong with the California Bar Exam
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