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February California Bar Exam Stats are out...

February California Bar Exam Stats are out...
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:41:38 PM »
Calbar has posted the stats for the last bar exam (Feb 2014). I couldn't link it here for some reason, maybe someone else can.

Here are a few highlights:

CA ABA first time pass rate: 68.6%
Out of state ABA: 44.3%
CA accredited 42.3%
CA unaccredited: 34.6%

Honorable mention goes to Pepperdine (92%) and La Verne (88%). A few other schools had 100% pass rates but only had a few students taking the bar. Both of these schools had decent numbers of test takers.

Among the CA accredited schools, Monterey had a 75% pass rate, and Ventura (67%) and Santa Barbara (69%) also did well. Others had much lower rates or only a few test takers.

Among unaccredited schools Concord (36%) beat the others by a mile, as most had 0% pass rates.

barprephero

Re: February California Bar Exam Stats are out...
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 07:12:46 PM »
I foolishly thought this was for july, now THAT would have been impressive!

Re: February California Bar Exam Stats are out...
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 07:24:03 PM »
I agree that July is the "gold standard" for bar results, the pool of first time test takers is much larger.

Nonetheless, these are first time results. Although the numbers are small, if a school has 18 out of 20 first timers pass that's pretty good. Too good to be accidental, IMO. 

That why I didn't mention schools like Irvine, which had a 100% pass rate, but only three test takers. I don't think anything can be gleaned from such a small cohort.

barprephero

Re: February California Bar Exam Stats are out...
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 09:56:26 AM »
I agree that July is the "gold standard" for bar results, the pool of first time test takers is much larger.

Nonetheless, these are first time results. Although the numbers are small, if a school has 18 out of 20 first timers pass that's pretty good. Too good to be accidental, IMO. 

That why I didn't mention schools like Irvine, which had a 100% pass rate, but only three test takers. I don't think anything can be gleaned from such a small cohort.
I actually just meant impressive since it was taken so recently.  ;)

Re: February California Bar Exam Stats are out...
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 06:51:19 AM »
Pretty good post. I am new in this field. So this exam will helping me out in preparation.