Graduates of New York state law schools who took the bar exam for the first time this past July achieved an 85 percent passing rate, according to the New York State Board of Law Examiners. New York’s law school grads out-performed the first-time bar candidates from schools outside the state, who achieved an 82 percent pass rate. Of all the first-time bar candidates who took the July exam, a combined 83 percent passed.

A record 11,734 first-time and repeat candidates took the two day exam on July 24-25. Of those, 68 percent passed. Of the first-time exam takers who attended law schools abroad, 46 percent passed; while just 36 percent of all foreign-educated first-time and repeat exam takers passed, according to the board.

A complete list of New York candidates who passed the bar will appear in tomorrow’s New York Law Journal and online at