One Hundred Percent of First-Time Bar Takers from UNH Law Pass the New York, California, Vermont, and D.C. Bar Exams in Summer 2017

One Hundred Percent of First-Time Bar Takers from UNH Law Pass the New York, California, Vermont, and D.C. Bar Exams in Summer 2017


Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Of UNH Law graduates who took the bar for the first time in New York, California, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. in summer 2017, 100 percent passed in all four jurisdictions.

UNH Law’s first-time taker pass rate for the July 2017 New York bar exam was higher than the first-time taker pass rate at all law schools in New York. The first-time taker pass rate for all law schools approved by the American Bar Association outside of New York was 87 percent, according to the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

In California, the first-time taker pass rate for all schools approved by the American Bar Association outside of California was 67 percent, according to the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. In Vermont, the overall pass rate was 62 percent and in the District of Columbia, the overall pass rate was 72 percent.

“We are tremendously proud of our graduates’ success in these four jurisdictions,” said UNH Law Dean Megan Carpenter. “With many of our alumni focused on intellectual property law practice, these destinations offer attractive career options in patent, copyright and trademark, and entertainment law, as well as other fields.”    

“These results reflect our students’ exceptional work ethic and focus,” said Associate Professor and Director of Academic Success Leah Plunkett. “They also show our school-wide commitment to ensuring bar readiness through working with students individually on their study strategies and professional goals.”

Earlier this fall, UNH Law shared its 94.1 percent first-time taker pass rate for the July 2017 New Hampshire bar exam, and its 100 percent first-time taker pass rate for the July 2017 Massachusetts bar exam.