Law Schools with the Highest Bar Exam Pass Rate

A bar examination is an examination administered by the bar association of a jurisdiction that a lawyer must pass in order to be admitted to the bar of that jurisdiction. Generally, earning a degree from a law school is a prerequisite for taking the bar exam.
In 2022, the average pass rate of bar exam is 80.72%. A total of 29,619 law school graduates have taken and 24,481 passed the bar exam.
University of Wisconsin Law School has the highest bar exam pass rate of 100.00% - 4 graduates passed the exam out of 4. Harvard Law School and Yale Law School follow it with 98.91% and 98.91% respectively.
The following table lists the top 25 law schools having the highest bar exam pass rate. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
RankSchoolBar Exam Pass RateExam TakerExam PasserAcceptance RateTuition & FeesLSAT ScoreEnrollment
1 University of Wisconsin Law SchoolPublicMadison, MI100.00%4436.15%$51,855164801
2 Harvard Law SchoolPrivateCambridge, MA98.91%4604556.90%$71,7341741,907
2 Yale Law SchoolPrivateNew Haven, CT98.91%1831814.12%$71,425174734
4 University of Minnesota Law SchoolPublicMinneapolis, MN98.90%18218027.57%$56,946166716
5 University of Virginia School of LawPublicCharlottesville, VA98.35%3032989.66%$71,500171936
6 Stanford Law SchoolPrivateStanford, CA98.22%1681656.28%$68,997172613
7 New York University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY98.00%45044114.52%$76,2901722,430
8 University of Chicago Law SchoolPrivateChicago, IL97.86%18718311.91%$73,185172669
9 Duke University School of LawPrivateDurham, NC97.46%19719214.45%$72,632170848
10 University of North Carolina School of LawPublicChapel Hill, NC97.06%17016515.46%$44,704164589
11 Marshall-Wythe School of LawPublicWilliamsburg, VA96.92%16215730.09%$55,285164687
12 Berkeley School of LawPublicBerkeley, CA96.67%30129113.66%$67,7811691,235
13 Los Angeles School of LawPublicLos Angeles, CA96.55%29028015.43%$64,4261701,184
14 Columbia Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY96.36%41239711.42%$78,2781741,520
15 Northwestern Pritzker School of LawPrivateChicago, IL96.03%22721813.91%$72,2121711,181
16 Cornell Law SchoolPrivateIthaca, NY95.72%18717915.41%$74,184171737
17 University of Missouri School of LawPublicColumbia, MO95.71%706751.73%$30,243159368
18 J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPrivateProvo, UT95.55%454339.92%$14,636167393
19 University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolPrivatePhiladelphia, PA95.30%2342239.39%$73,0081711,023
20 George Mason University School of LawPublicArlington, VA95.27%14814127.07%$42,406164791
21 University of Texas School of LawPublicAustin, TX95.05%28326915.24%$54,0961691,015
22 Case Western Reserve University School of LawPrivateCleveland, OH95.00%1009546.60%$56,884160667
23 Wake Forest University School of LawPrivateWinston-Salem, NC94.62%13012331.27%$52,028163676
24 Georgetown University Law CenterPrivateWashington, DC94.61%63159712.88%$71,9961712,712
25 Boston University School of LawPrivateBoston, MA94.50%21820618.33%$62,5341691,061