Bar Exams

Recent Bar Exam Results: Open Thread
Virginia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania — any others?

As the days roll on, more and more bar exam results from the July 2012 administration of the test are being released. Knowing that you’ll soon be admitted to the bar must be of some comfort (but not much) to those who are desperately searching for employment.

We’ve actually reached the point where just about every state in the country has unleashed its exam results except for the big ones (California, New York, and Texas). Those folks still have some time to wait on pins and needles, but for now, we’ve got confirmed news about results from states that came out at the end of last week, just in time for the weekend — and let’s face it, in the true spirit of the profession, whether you passed or you failed, there was likely some drinking to be done.

So it’s time for a round-up of all of the results that went live last Thursday and Friday, including Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. Here’s an open thread for discussion of those outcomes, as well as results from any other states that have already been announced….

Before we get into any real discussion, here’s where you can find the results from the aforementioned states:

  • Arizona’s results are available here.
  • Colorado’s results are available here.
  • Louisiana’s results are available here.
  • Pennsylvania’s results are available here.
  • Tennessee’s results are available here.
  • Virginia’s results are available here.
  • Washington’s results are available here.

Since we’ve been giving a fair amount of coverage to Southern University Law Center lately, we figured we’d shed some light on their “superb” performance on the Louisiana bar exam bar exam performance this year:

Looks like SULC students should probably IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE STUDY OF LAW, IN GENERAL.

In other news, this stud — Ryan Chenevert, aka Mr. Louisiana — passed the exam on his first attempt. To vote for him in the Cosmo Bachelor of the Year contest (voting is open until October 18 at 6 a.m. EST), click here.

Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got some more news from the great state of Louisiana, where the Committee on Bar Admissions decided it was time to break the levees on accidental humor. You see, the state allows all bar applicants to choose fictitious names for themselves prior to taking the exam to preserve their anonymity in the event of failure. A bar exam with some Southern charm? We love it!

Needless to say, it was rather disappointing to see that both Nancy Drew and Elle Woods failed the exam this year, along with Patrick Bateman. (Although we suspect that to work out his frustration, Bateman will ask them both if they’re fans of Phil Collins — and it all goes downhill from there.) Flip to the next page to see the list of those who failed the Louisiana bar exam, and let us know if you see any other comical names.

Congratulations to everyone who passed, and good luck to folks who will have to take the bar exam again. You can celebrate your success or bemoan your misfortune in the comments.

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