Eight Law Schools Post Lower Bar Pass Rates

December 11, 2012

In a reversal from last year, eight of New York state's 15 law schools have reported lower pass rates for first-time candidates who took the July bar exam. In 2011, eight schools reported improved pass rates over the prior year. This year's turn-around resulted in the state's first-time candidate average pass rate dropping one percentage point, to 85 percent.