Maryland Carey Law posts strong bar exam results

November 26, 2019

May graduation was a joyful time for Maryland Carey Law’s most recent alumni but only a brief respite before returning to the library to prepare for the July 2019 bar exam.

Now, the results are in and, according to Dean Donald B. Tobin, are “very positive.” 

The pass rate for first-time JD takers from Maryland Carey Law was 88%, up from 84% last year; and the law school’s passage rate for all takers was 82% compared to 68% statewide.

This year’s results don’t precisely compare to past years, however, because of the state’s transition to the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). The UBE results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions. Over 35 states have adopted or are soon to adopt the UBE.

“The move to the UBE provides students with more opportunities, and allows for more mobility within the profession,” said Tobin.  “We are pleased that our students have successfully navigated the move to the new test, and we will continue our efforts to help our students succeed on the bar exam.”


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