Main is one of the smallest states when it comes to number of individuals taking the exam each year. With an average of 198 individuals taking the exam between two sessions and 140 passing, the state has a average pass rate of 69%. 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 Maine  Bar Exam

When is the Maine Bar Exam Administered?

The Maine bar exam is administered the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.

Who Administers the Maine Bar Exam:

The Maine Board of Bar Examiners
Telephone: 207-623-2464
Fax: 207-622-0059
Address: P.O. Box 140, Augusta, ME 04332
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When are Results Released for the Maine Bar Exam:

Each year the results are released through Maine’s website. Results are delivered for the February exam in May, and the July results in October.

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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Maine

The February Bar Exam averages 67 people taking the exam, 42 people passing and an average pass rate of 62%. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined, and the overall pass rate has actually increased.

July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Maine

The July Bar Exam averages 131 people taking the exam, 99 people passing and a 75% pass rate. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined along with the number of people passing. However, due to both the takers and passers decreasing at a corresponding rate, the last several years has seen the pass rate stay consistent at the 73% pass rate.

The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Maine’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state.

Overall, University of Main has performed fairly well across the board, although it is important to note that it supplies the majority of students each year who take the exam.