Vermont averages 118 applicants taking the bar exam each year. Of those 118 students, the state expects to pass 77 of them, for an average pass rate of 65%. 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 Vermont Bar Exam

When is the Vermont Bar Exam Administered?

  • The Vermont Bar Exam is administered the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.

Who Administers the Vermont Bar Exam:

111 State Street, Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
Phone: 802-828-3281
Fax: 802-828-6550

When are Results Released for the Vermont Bar Exam:

Results are released in April for the February exam session, while the July results are released in mid-late September. The court makes the results available on their website here.

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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Vermont

The February Bar Exam averages 43 people taking the exam, 28 passing, and each session averages a passing percentage of 64%. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined, and the overall pass rate has slowly declined from 83% in 2011 to 48% in 2015.

July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Vermont

The July Bar Exam averages 72 people taking the exam, 47 people passing, and an average session pass rate of 66%. Similar to the February session, the number of people taking and passing the July session has slowly declined over the last several years.

School Statistics and Trends for Vermont

The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Vermont’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 is just one ABA accredited law school in Vermont.

You can see from the table on the right that the school had a high pass rate of 92% in 2008, which it has been unable to hit in recent years.