TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 8, 2018

The percentage of candidates passing the July bar exam fell slightly from last year, with 404 of the 619 – 65.27 percent – making the grade, the Board of Law Examiners reports. Last year, 67.68 percent or 467 of 690 passed. Among first time takers, the passage rate also fell about two percentage points, to 76.85 percent. Among Tennessee law schools, Belmont had the highest passage rate of first time takers, with almost 95 percent of the 73 candidates passing. Vanderbilt saw 91.18 percent pass, while the University of Tennessee followed at 80.52 percent.