The managing director’s office of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education released a comprehensive report on bar passage data, which shows that first-time takers in 2022 achieved an aggregate pass rate that is nearly 2 percentage points below 2021’s pass rate.

First-time takers in 2022 achieved an aggregate 73.87% pass rate (78.33% with diploma privilege), which is approximately a 2-percentage point decrease over the comparable 80.28% pass rate (with diploma privilege) for 2021, according to the ABA’s announcement released Friday.

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