Sunday, November 21, 2004

July 2004 California Bar Exam Results

The search for names begins here.
The State Bar's Committee of Bar Examiners reported today that 48.2 percent of the applicants passed the July 2004 General Bar Examination (GBX).

This rate is just slightly lower than the 49.4 percent passing rate on the July 2003 GBX. If the 3887 people who passed the July 2004 examination satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become members of the State Bar.

Preliminary statistical analyses show that of the 8062 applicants who took the July 2004 GBX, 68.5 percent were first-time takers. The passing rates for the 5521 first-time applicants were:

* 62.8 percent overall
* 69.4 percent for applicants who attended California law schools approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
* 65.8 percent for applicants from ABA schools outside of California
* 28.6 percent for applicants from schools accredited by the Committee but not approved by the ABA
* 9.1 percent for applicants who studied law at unaccredited law schools
* 36.2 percent for correspondence law school applicants
* 42.3 percent for those that were not allocated to a law school (because they did not take the GBX within one year of graduation) Most of these applicants are graduates of ABA-approved law schools.

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