After a slight increase last year from 2013, February bar exam passage rates are down again to just above 40 percent for in-state test-takers. Of 241 first-timers, 133 passed. Of repeat test-takers, only 116 of 343 (33.82 percent) made the ...Read More »
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Overall, a greater percentage of test-takers passed the February North Carolina Bar exam this year than last, with 56.33 percent of aspiring attorneys finding success, versus 49.4 percent in 2013. Of 267 first-timers, 171 passed. Of repeat test-takers, 185 of ...Read More »
The most noticeable changes to the North Carolina bar exam in the past 25 years have been environmental – larger venues, the migration to laptops, and explosive growth in the number of law grads. The substance of the exam, however, remains much as it was when a break from bar prep meant cranking up Def Leppard and downing a Jolt cola.Read More »
Last summer’s soupy July air and 90-degree temperatures seemed as heavy as the clouds of dread hanging over the law grads filing into the bar exam. A security guard sat near the door of the state fairgrounds’ Jim Graham Building, sweating. Where, a visitor asked, was Fred Parker, executive director of the Board of Law Examiners?
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