More than half of those who took the February Missouri bar exam failed the test.
The Missouri Board of Law Examiners will allow no more than 270 people to take the February 2023 bar exam.
July’s bar exam test takers fared a few percentage points worse than last year, which had been the lowest pass rate in the last 15 years.
Some test-takers say they are growing increasingly anxious about attending the upcoming July bar exam in person in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Missouri Supreme Court has enacted pandemic safety precautions for the July bar exam — if it takes place. In an April 28 order, the court said the exam set for July 28 and 29 is proceeding as scheduled at this time, with an application deadline of June 1. However, the court said that if […]
One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard. “Does anyone know what these dates are?” he asked. One student hummed the graduation march. But, no. It was the date of the bar exam. The educator […]
After dropping sharply last year, the pass rate for the Missouri Bar exam has inched back up. Overall, 78 percent of test-takers, or 524, passed the exam held in July, according to statistics released Sept. 18 by the Missouri Board of Law Examiners. That’s a bit above last year’s 75.7 percent pass rate, which represented […]
The pass rate for the February 2019 Missouri bar exam continued a downward trend, dropping a percentage point from the prior year to 62.4 percent. Last year, the overall pass rate was 63.4 percent, compared to 74.3 percent in 2017, and 78 percent in February 2015. Prior to that, pass rates were typically in the […]
The Missouri Supreme Court says some prospective lawyers who can’t take the bar examination in Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown can apply for the exam in Missouri.
The July pass rate for the Missouri Bar exam has declined, diverging from a higher-than-usual pass rate last summer.
A nearly 3-point drop in national bar exam scores this year has set law school officials abuzz — including in Missouri, which saw a similar drop in state scores.
Caranchini v. Board of Law Examiners (MLW No. 67116/Case No. WD77178 – 16 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Mitchell, J.)
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