Nevada sits near the middle of states when it comes to the number of attorneys taking the bar exam. With just 548 applicants taking the exam each year it averages a 61% pass rate resulting in 337 people being eligible to become lawyers. 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 Nevada Bar Exam
When is the Nevada Bar Exam Administered?
The Nevada bar exam is a 3-day exam taking place the last Tuesday – Thursday of February and July. Unlike most states, Nevada has a mandatory registration day taking place the Monday before the bar exam.
Who Administers the Nevada Bar Exam:
State Bar of Nevada
3100 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
When are Results Released for the Nevada Bar Exam:
Nevada most often releases the results of the February bar exam in early May, and the results of the July bar exam in early October. Nevada makes the results of the bar exam available on their website, and will appear on this page.
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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Nevada
The Nevada February Bar Exam averages 217 people taking the exam each year, with 124 passing. On average, the state has had a 57% pass rate for the February session. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has maintained a steady amount in the 2010-230 range. Most recently, in February 2016, the pass rate was the lowest it had been in 6 years at 53%.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Nevada
The July Bar Exam for Nevada averages 331 people taking the exam each year, with 211 people passing. Overall the pass rate is 64% for the state. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined slightly, and the overall pass rate has been steady.
School Statistics and Trends for Nevada
School Bar Exam Trends
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Nevada’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state. Nevada has just one ABA accredited school, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. University of Nevada tends to perform better than out-of-state schools. The school which has the second highest attendance, on a consistent basis, is Thomas Jefferson School of Law.