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Passing the Bar Exam

Candidates Who Passed
The July 2005 NYS Bar Exam

November 18, 2005
New York Lawyer

The State Board of Law Examiners has completed grading the papers written by applicants for admission to the Bar at the examination held on July 26-27, 2005. The Board examined 10,171 candidates for the July 2005 bar examination, the most that it has ever examined for an administration of the bar examination. Of the 10,171 candidates examined, 6,805 passed the examination for an overall pass rate of 67%. Of the 8,609 applicants taking the examination for the first time, 6,537 passed for an overall first time pass rate of 76%. Of the 7,996 graduates of an ABA approved law school who took the examination, 6,086 passed for a pass rate of 76.1%. 7,148 of the graduates of an ABA approved law school took the examination for the first time, and 5,910 passed for a pass rate of 83%. The names of successful candidates are available below.

Of the 6,805 applicants who passed the examination, 5,721 were certified for admission to the Appellate Division. These applicants who were certified for admission must appear before the Committee on Character and Fitness appointed by the Appellate Division in each Judicial District of the State to be examined as to his or her character and fitness. The remaining 1,084 candidates who were successful on the bar examination will be certified for admission upon receipt by the Board of proof that they have successfully completed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination as required by the Rules of the New York State Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at law.

These are the names of the successful applicants in alphabetical order:

A through C

D through G

H through L

M through Q

R through Z


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