Admissions to the Bar by Examination and by Transferred UBE Score, 2017–2021

See “COVID-19: Implications for 2020–2021 Admissions” for jurisdiction modifications to the July 2020, February 2021, and July 2021 exams, some of which have implications for the 2020 and 2021 admissions statistics.


*Individuals admitted in New Hampshire via the University of New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Scholar (DWS) Honors Program are not included in this chart. The number of individuals admitted in New Hampshire via the DWS Honors Program in 2017–2021 are as follows: 17 in 2017, 20 in 2018, 18 in 2019, 21 in 2020, and 23 in 2021. (The DWS Honors Program, a two-year performance-based program to which students are accepted prior to their second year of law school, allows successful students to be admitted to the New Hampshire Bar without taking the traditional bar examination.)†Individuals admitted in Wisconsin via diploma privilege are not included in this chart. The number of individuals admitted in Wisconsin via diploma privilege in 2017–2021 are as follows: 347 in 2017, 351 in 2018, 327 in 2019, 299 in 2020, and 438 in 2021. (Wisconsin’s diploma privilege rule allows graduates of its in-state ABA-accredited law schools eligibility for admission without taking the traditional bar examination.)

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