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’s two-year pass rate for 2017 graduates is 77.27%, which exceeds the ABA’s standard.
Appalachian School of Law’s overall bar passage rate for all graduates from 2007 through 2019 is 83.14%.