Passage rates for the July bar examination rose in several states with historically high numbers of applicants, including California, Massachusetts and New York, and in the Multistate Bar Examination portion of the test used in most jurisdictions. In California, the percentage of applicants passing the bar exam rose by 5 percent despite a magnitude 5.4 earthquake that hit the Los Angeles area and briefly disrupted the first day of the exam.
Bar Exam Pass Rates Climb in Several States
The National Law Journal
December 4, 2008