Alabama has seen fairly steady numbers for the last 5 years. With 738 people taking the exam on average they are able to convert 456 each year to being eligible for admission. The state has an average pass rate of 58%.You can find information on how individuals have performed on the bar exam in recent years, along with data obtained from the American Bar Association on individual school performance down below.
Quick FAQ on the Alabama Bar Exam
When is the Alabama Bar Exam Administered?
Alabama administers the bar exam on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. Exact dates are posted here.
Who Administers the Alabama Bar Exam:
Alabama State Bar
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
When are Results Released for the Alabama Bar Exam:
Alabama releases the results of the February bar exam in April, and the results of the July bar exam in September. All results are made available here.
Latest Bar Exam Releases
February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Alabama
The February Bar Exam averages 241 people taking the exam, with 118 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has stayed consistent, while the pass rate has dropped significantly in the last 2 years.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Alabama
The July Bar Exam averages 504 people taking the exam, with 338 people passing at a 67% pass rate. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has stayed consistent while the number of people passing on a year-to-year basis has declined.
School Statistics and Trends for Alabama
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Alabama’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state. There are three ABA accredited law schools in Alabama:
- University of Alabama School of Law
- Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
- Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
All three schools have tended to perform fairly evenly from year to year, with a higher than average pass rate compared to the state. Faulkner University did have one anomaly in 2014 when it dropped to the 69% pass rate.