The New York State Board of Law Examiners has released the names of the applicants who passed the February 2017 bar examination.
Of the 4,162 who sat for the February exam, 1,822 passed the test, for a passage rate of about 44 percent, an increase of 4 percent from the February 2016 exam.
For first-time test takers who graduated from American Bar Association accredited law schools, the passage rate was 71 percent—an increase of 4 percent from last February, according to the Board of Law Examiners.
The number of graduates from ABA-accredited law schools who took the February exam for the first time was 903, or 101 more than last year.
The passage rate for graduates of New York law schools who took the February 2017 test for the first time was 69 percent, an increase of 6 percent from the prior year.
This was the second group of applicants in New York to take the Uniform Bar Exam, which has been adopted by 25 states and the District of Columbia.