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Students taking a mock bar exam at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Photo: Rick Kopstein

Graduates of New York’s top two law schools performed even better on the July bar exam than their classmates did a year ago but passing rates decreased at 12 New York schools and five saw steep declines.

At one-third of the state’s 15 schools, the pass rates dropped by more than 8 percentage points. Three schools saw double-digit reductions.

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Susan DeSantis

Susan DeSantis is the deputy editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal. She can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @sndesantis

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