Since 2011, Minnesota has averaged 889 applicants taking the bar exam each year. As the state has also averaged an 80% pass rate, 763 of these applicants convert to being eligible to practice law. 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 Minnesota Bar Exam
When is the Minnesota Bar Exam Administered?
Minnesota adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. As such, the state schedules their exam with all other Uniform Bar Exam applicants. The exam is held the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.
Who Administers the Minnesota Bar Exam:
Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
When are Results Released for the Minnesota Bar Exam:
Results are posted in Mid April and October for the corresponding February and July bar exams.
Latest Bar Exam Releases
February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Minnesota
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Minnesota
The July Bar Exam averages 727 people taking the exam, with 620 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking and passing the exam has declined overall.
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Minnesota’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state.
- Hamline University School of Law
- University of Minnesota Law School
- University of St. Thomas School of Law-Minneapolis
- William Mitchell College of Law
University of Minnesota has done extremely well, to the point that in 2012, the state had a 99% pass rate among the February and July bar exam, with 137/138 people passing.