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Apr 12, 2023

Less than half pass February bar exam

More than half of those who took the February Missouri bar exam failed the test.

Sep 28, 2022

Seating capped for February bar exam

The Missouri Board of Law Examiners will allow no more than 270 people to take the February 2023 bar exam. 

overall pass rate for the Missouri bar exam from 2015 to 2022
Sep 19, 2022

Bar exam results hit a new low | List of bar passers

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.

Jun 29, 2020

July bar-takers raise concerns about in-person exam

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.

Missouri Supreme Court building
Apr 28, 2020

Supreme Court sets limits on bar exam during 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 […]

Virus Outbreak Bar Exam
Apr 9, 2020

Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

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 […]

Sep 23, 2019

Missouri bar-passer rate rebounds slightly | See list of bar-passers

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 […]

Apr 17, 2019

February bar-passage rate down slightly

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 […]

Jan 24, 2019

Missouri bar exam opened to some during DC shutdown

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.

Sep 12, 2018

Bar-passer rate declines

The July pass rate for the Missouri Bar exam has declined, diverging from a higher-than-usual pass rate last summer.

Nov 24, 2014

Low bar: A drop in bar scores raises concern

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.

Nov 13, 2014

Attorneys : Reinstatement – Bar Exam – Failure To Pass

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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