The state Board of Law Examiners has released the list of successful candidates who took the July bar exam. Of the candidates who took the test for the first time and graduated from American Bar Association-accredited schools, 86.1 percent passed, an increase of 0.5 percent for the same group last year. The passing rate for first-time test takers who graduated from New York law schools, however, was 86.3 percent.
Of all the 11,182 candidates who took the July exam, 69.2 percent passed. Last year, 70 percent of the record-breaking 11,557 test takers passed, compared with 72 percent in 1009 and 74.7 percent in 2008.
The list of successful candidates can be found here, or on page S1 of the print edition of today’s Law Journal.