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Calif. Bar Exam Pass Rate Still Falling, Hits Record Low

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 11:17 PM EDT) -- Only 27.3 percent of attorney hopefuls who took the California bar exam earlier this year passed, a record low, according to data released Friday by the State Bar of California.

The pass rate for the February exam is the lowest in nearly seven decades, according to state bar records, and only the fourth instance since 1951 that it has fallen below 30 percent. It is 22 percentage points lower than the passage rate for July of 2017 and 7 percentage points below that of last year’s...
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