TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 3, 2021

Tennessee Bar Exam results show that 306 applicants — 163 first-time test takers and 143 repeat candidates — sat for the February exam. Of the first-time test takers, 60.7% passed — a slight decline from the February 2020 passage rate of 64.1%. For repeat test takers, 28% passed — a decline from 32.1% last year. Combined, all test takers achieved a 45.4% passage rate. Vanderbilt law graduates recorded the highest passage rate – 100% percent for first timers – followed by University of Memphis School of Law at 94.1%, Belmont University College of Law at 75%, University of Tennessee College of Law at 66.7%, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law at 50% and the Nashville School of Law at 10%. Access all exam data from the Board of Law Examiners here.