2023 First-Time Exam Takers and Repeaters from ABA-Approved Law Schools

NOTE: First-time and repeat test taker data supplied by the jurisdictions in this chart are based on those examinees’ testing experience in the reporting jurisdiction only and do not account for possible previous attempts at the bar examination in other jurisdictions. It is therefore possible that examinees counted as first-time test takers in this chart have previously taken the bar examination one or more times in another jurisdiction.

* No February examination† Examinations in Puerto Rico are administered in March and September.

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