Each year, just over 1,000 applicants take the Louisiana bar exam. The state has a 58% pass rate, which results in approximately 653 applicants gaining admission to the bar each year. Louisiana is also the only state that does not use any part of the Multistate Examination. 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.=
Quick FAQ on the Louisana Bar Exam
When is the Louisiana Bar Exam Administered?
The Louisiana Bar Exam is 21 hours, covering 3-days and 9-topics. However, despite not being tied to the Multi-state examination, it is held the last Tuesday through Thursday of February and July.
- Last Tuesday – Thursday of February
- Last Tuesday – Thursday of July
Who Administers the Louisiana Bar Exam:
Committee On Bar Admissions
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
Tel: (504) 836-2420
Fax: (504) 834-1449
When are Results Released for the Louisiana Bar Exam:
Results for the Louisiana Bar Exam are often released in Late April for the February exam, and Late September/early October for the July Bar. All results are posted and made available here.
February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Louisana
The February Bar Exam averages 340 people taking the exam, with 185 people passing resulting in a 55% pass rate. In recent years the number of people passing the exam has increased, and the overall pass rate has increased, as the number of applicants have declined.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Louisiana
The July Bar Exam averages 746 people taking the exam, with 474 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined, and the overall pass rate has jumped dramatically between years.
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Louisana’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state.
- Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
- Southern University Law Center
- Tulane University Law School
Each year, Louisiana State tends to have the highest consistent pass rate among ABA accredited schools with Tulane being right alongside.