Sunday, May 21, 2006

More Good News

Of the 4 other Hastings students I know well enough to have known were taking the bar this go, all 4 passed. Having suffered through BarBri and the exam with them - not to mention having suffered through a bit of extra time at Hastings with them in the "Walking Dead" club - I am thrilled for them. For us generally.

If you're curious, the full pass list is now public.

And if you're just curious about one particular Stanford Law president, if her middle name is "Marie," her name appears on the pass list.

There's an article on the preliminary stats available here.

The State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners reported today that 39.0 percent of the applicants passed the February 2006 General Bar Examination (GBX). If the 1,872 people who passed the February 2006 exam satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become members of the State Bar.

Preliminary statistical analyses show that of the 4,798 applicants who took the GBX, 28.4 percent were first-time takers. The passing rate for 1,361 first-time applicants was 53.5 percent overall. The passing rate for the 3,437 applicants repeating the examination was 33.3 percent overall.
Among applicants from accredited Cali law schools, the percentage of first-time takers was 60%. Not that 60% is a comfortingly high percentage to those staring down the barrel of the July sitting, but the upper 30s, mid 40s scare numbers can be misleading.

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