Oregon averages a 67% overall pass rate when looking at both the February and July Bar exams combined. 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 Oregon Bar Exam
When is the Oregon Bar Exam Administered?
The Oregon bar exam is a 2-day exam utilizing the Uniform Bar Exam Format. You can find more information on the state bar’s website here.
- Last Tuesday – Thursday of February
- Last Tuesday – Thursday of July
Who Administers the Oregon Bar Exam:
Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road PO Box 231935
TIGARD, OR 97281-1935
(503) 620-0222, EXTS. 310, 364 AND 419
When are Results Released for the Oregon Bar Exam:
Results for the February Bar Exam are oftentimes released in April, while the July results are oftentimes released in September. The specific date is available on the bar exam’s website, here. You can also find historic results dating back to 1910 as well.
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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Oregon
The February bar bxam averages 235 people taking the exam, with 150 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has increased, and the overall pass rate has declined. The average pass rate for the February exam is 65%.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Oregon
The July bar exam averages 464 people taking the exam, with 323 people passing. Overall the state has seen declines across the board, and currently averages a higher passing percentage at 69% compared to the February Exam.
School Statistics and Trends for Oregon
School Bar Exam Trends
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken ‘s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state. Note, the American Bar Association generally reports at the end of the calendar year, and publishes data from the prior year.
There are three ABA accredited schools in Oregon.
Lewis & Clark generally has had the highest pass rate of in-state schools, along with the most students who take and pass the exam. You can mouse over the individual school to see the number of students that took the exam that year, along with the number who passed and compare it against the state’s average.