Akron's Record of Ohio Bar Exam Success

Akron Law's first-time taker pass rate on the Ohio bar exam has exceeded the statewide first-time taker pass rate on eight out of the last ten exams. On four of those exams, Akron Law's pass rate exceeded 90 percent. More broadly, Akron Law's five-year average pass rate in Ohio is 89.4 percent for first-time takers, exceeding the state-wide average of 85.8 percent. Akron Law graduates have also performed well on the bar exam in other states. Detailed bar exam passage statistics may be found on the bar admissions web page at The Supreme Court of Ohio (or other state supreme courts).

“I am very proud of the success of our students and very proud of our faculty who helped them achieve this success,” said Elizabeth Reilly, C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor and Interim Dean of Akron Law.

Akron Law supports its graduates’ bar exam preparation in Ohio and other states. For example, our 2013 bar exam takers will receive 90 percent (up to a maximum of $2,200) of the final cost of their commercial bar exam preparation course. In addition, Akron Law offers a three-credit bar exam preparation elective course, subsidizes exam-answering courses, and sends representatives to the bar exam to support our students each February and July.

Akron Law Ohio Bar Exam Results, 2000 - 2013

Source: Ohio Supreme Court

ExamFirst-Time TakersAll Takers
July 2013 85.4% (82/96) 83.0% (83/100)
February 2013 91.4% (32/35) 85.4% (41/48)
July 2012 84.6% (77/91) 81.6% (80/98)
February 2012 80% (12/15) 70.8% (17/24)
July 2011 89.3% (67/75) 86.4% (70/81)
February 2011 100% (16/16) 80.8% (21/26)
July 2010 93.5% (87/93) 87.3% (89/102)
February 2010 72.7% (16/22) 60.5% (23/38)
July 2009 92.1% (82/89) 84.8% (84/99)
February 2009 77.8% (14/18) 55.3% (21/38)
July 2008 92% (92/100) 87.4% (97/111)
February 2008 78.9% (15/19) 56.8% (21/37)
July 2007 85% (68/80) 77.9% (74/95)
February 2007 91.7% (22/24) 64.4% (29/45)
July 2006 82.8% (77/93) 73.6% (81/110)
February 2006 63.3% (19/30) 65.5% (38/58)
July 2005 82.7% (115/139) 76.1% (118/155)
February 2005 72.2% (13/18) 64.4% (29/45)
July 2004 79.7% (98/123) 75.4% (101/134)
February 2004 92% (23/25) 75% (30/40)
July 2003 81.8% (72/88) 79% (79/100)
February 2003 80% (20/25) 69.1% (38/55)
July 2002 77.6% (83/107) 75.2% (88/117)
February 2002 86.4% (19/22) 73.2% (30/41)
July 2001 85.4% (82/96) 80% (88/110)
February 2001 78.3% (18/23) 67.4% (29/43)
July 2000 77.6% (76/98) 72.9% (78/107)
February 2000 75% (15/20) 64.9% (24/37)

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