February 2013 Michigan Bar Exam Results


From the State Bar of Michigan's blog: February 2013 Michigan Bar Examination Passage Statistics

From the Board of Law Examiners, here's a PDF of the statistics, summarized below:

Passage Rate

All Takers: 58% (last year's February passage rate was 59%)

First-time Takers: 65%

Retakers: 48%

By Law School

Thomas M. Cooley

All Takers: 55%

First-time Takers: 61%

Retakers: 42%

Michigan State University

All Takers: 60%

First-time Takers: 71%

Retakers: 55%

University of Detroit Mercy

All Takers: 49%

First-time Takers: 59%

Retakers: 45%

University of Michigan

All Takers: 82%

First-time Takers: 87%

Retakers: 71%

Wayne State University

All Takers: 63%

First-time Takers: 90%

Retakers: 50%

University of Toledo

All Takers: 69%

First-time Takers: 67%

Retakers: 75%

Other Law Schools

All Takers: 68%

First-time Takers: 76%

Retakers: 58%

For information on how Michigan compared to other states for 2012 passage rates, see another recent post from SBM's blog:

The March edition of Bar Examiner, a publication of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, has charts on the 2012 bar passage rates in the 50 states and District of Columbia (and U.S. territories).  Here's a PDF with Michigan's statistics highlighted. Bottom line, Michigan's July 2012 passage rate of 57% was the nation's fourth lowest, behind Wyoming (51%), District of Columbia (53%), and California (55%).  If you look only at the takers from accredited law schools, however, only Wyoming's passage rate is lower than Michigan's. Take a look at the 10-year summary while you're at it.

It looks like Michigan is still on a quest to become the hardest bar exam in the country...


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Continued Evolution of WEXIS Graduate Access

Librarians Guiding the Use of Classroom Technology

Artificial Intelligence in Law Schools: Busting the Silo