Arizona has had some tremendous growth, compared to other states in the past 5 years with the state averaging over 1,000 applicants each year. Also, the state’s 67% pass rate means that 685 people pass the bar each year. 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 Arizona Bar Exam
When is the Arizona Bar Exam Administered?
The Arizona Bar Exam is administered the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. Arizona has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, and as such administers it along with the rest of the UBE states.
Who Administers the Arizona Bar Exam:
The Arizona Supreme Court administers the bar exam:
Committee on Examinations, Committee on Character and Fitness
Supreme Court of Arizona
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
When are Results Released for the Arizona Bar Exam:
Arizona posts the specific date the exam results will be released. Typically, the results of the February bar exam are released in April, with the results of the July bar exam being released in October.
February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Arizona
The February Bar Exam averages 364 people taking the exam, with 221 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has grown, but this is corresponding with the pass rate declining. It may be that there are a higher number of individuals retaking the exam, from the prior July session.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Arizona
The July Bar Exam averages 658 people taking the exam, with 461 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined slightly, but when compared against the pass rate, the number of attorneys being admitted has declined at a much faster rate.
School Statistics and Trends for Arizona
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Arizona’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 Arizona:
- University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
- Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
- Arizona Summit School of Law
University of Arizona and Arizona State University have consistently maintained pass rates in the high 80% to low 90% range. Arizona Summit University (accredited in 2010) has placed consistently below.