Bar Exams, California

California Bar Exam Results Are Out; Congratulations to Everyone Who Passed!

Happy Friday, everyone! The results of the July 2012 administration of the California bar exam have been released — and while the actual results were scheduled for mailing today, you can hop online right now to see if your name is on the pass list.

Keep reading for a link to the results page, and some statistics from this summer’s exam….

You can access the bar exam results through the State Bar of California website, which explains:

Results are scheduled for mailing on Friday, November 16, 2012. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the day results are mailed, applicants will be able to determine if their names appear on the pass list by accessing the information online through the State Bar’s home page.

The pass list will be made publicly available online beginning on Sunday, November 18, at 6:00 a.m. (PST).

Those who passed the exam received the following message upon logging in to the Cali Bar website:

According to a news release, only 55.3 percent of applicants passed the test, while the passing rate for first-time takers was 68 percent. The pass rate for all repeaters was 18 percent — which is pretty scary. As promised, here are some interesting statistics from this summer’s administration of the exam:

Yikes! It certainly seems like those who had the privilege of attending ABA-accredited law schools — both in-state and out-of-state — had an advantage going into this three-day beast of an exam. It’ll be really entertaining to see the pass rates for individual law schools when that data is made available in a few weeks.

Once again, congratulations from all of us here at Above the Law to everyone who passed. If you didn’t, don’t worry, there’s always February. Feel free to celebrate your good news or bemoan your failure in the comments.

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