Bar Passage and ABA Standard 316

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The American Bar Association’s Standard 316 on bar passage was revised in 2019 to require that at least 75 percent of a law school’s graduates from any calendar year pass a bar exam within two years of graduation.

The revised rule will be effective beginning with students that graduated in 2017. Law schools will report the two-year pass rate for 2017 graduates in early 2020.

Appalachian School of Law exceeds the ABA Standard for two-year bar pass for both the class of 2017 and 2018.

As of February 2020 bar exam, Appalachian School of Law’s overall bar passage rate for all graduates from 2007 through 2019 is 84.08%.

2017: 81.82%
2018: 80.769%

Bar passage data is based on information available at the time of reporting, and may change as additional results become available.