ABA 2017 Data Shows UChicago Law Has Highest First-Time Bar Pass Rate

Bar Pass Data Palooza: Here's a Look at First-Time Test Takers

The ABA this year overhauled the timing and format of how it reports schools’ bar pass rates in a bid to get that information out to the public faster, and to make it easier to compare data across schools.

We’re taking a deeper dive into the numbers this week. To kick things off, we’re looking at the pass rates of law grads who took the bar exam for the first time in 2017—the most recent set of data.

Altogether, 77.2 percent of 2017’s first-time bar takers passed, but there was a wide variation between schools. The University of Chicago had the highest first-time pass rate at 98.58 percent, while Arizona Summit Law School had the lowest at 26.53 percent.

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