Bar exam results are coming in across the country, and they aren’t pretty.
The national average score on the Multistate Bar Exam for July sank to a 34-year low. New York’s pass rate dropped five percentage points to a dismal 63 percent. The pass rate in Pennsylvania ticked down from 81 percent to 79 percent. Florida didn’t fare any better, seeing its pass rate drop to 67 percent from 71 percent the previous year. All of this means that a lot of law graduates are facing the prospect of retaking the bar.