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156 Candidates Pass 2018 Winter Bar Exam │ April 14, 2018

Updated: March 17, 2021

SEATTLE — The Washington State Bar Association is pleased to announce that 156 candidates passed the Uniform Bar Exam administered in February 2018. Administered over a two-day period, the exam is a substantive law exam for those interested in becoming licensed in Washington to practice law as a lawyer.

The exam includes multiple choice, essay, and performance questions. The other required component of the Washington Bar Exam is an exam on professional responsibility known as the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. Completion of a separate online educational component with accompanying online exam addressing specific areas of Washington law (the Washington Law Component) is also required to qualify for admission.

The WSBA will recommend successful candidates who also have passed a character and fitness review and completed other pre-licensing requirements to the Washington Supreme Court for entry of an order admitting them to the practice of law in Washington as a lawyer.

See the full pass list on our website at www.wsba.org/bar-exam-results.

Winter 2018 Washington State Bar Exam Statistics

Overall Pass Rates

Applicant Type

Pass

Fail

Total

Pass Rate

ABA-JD

110

109

219

50.2%

APR 6 Law Clerk

2

9

11

18.2%

U.S. Attorneys

30

4

34

88.2%

Foreign/LLM Graduate

12

28

40

30.0%

Foreign Common Law Attorney

1

7

8

12.5%

Non-ABA JD/ABA LLM

1

4

5

20.0%

Total

156

161

317

49.2%

First Time

Applicant Type

Pass

Fail

Total

Pass Rate

ABA-JD

65

39

104

62.5%

APR 6 Law Clerk

2

1

3

66.7%

U.S. Attorneys

24

2

26

92.3%

Foreign/LLM Graduate

10

13

23

43.5%

Foreign Common Law Attorney

1

0

1

100.0%

Non-ABA JD/ABA LLM

1

3

4

25.0%

Total

103

59

161

64.0%

Repeaters

Applicant Type

Pass

Fail

Total

Pass Rate

ABA-JD

45

70

115

39.1%

APR 6 Law Clerk

0

8

8

0.0%

U.S. Attorneys

6

2

8

75.0%

Foreign/LLM Graduate

2

15

17

11.8%

Foreign Common Law Attorney

0

7

7

0.0%

Non-ABA JD/ABA LLM

0

1

1

0.0%

Total

53

103

156

34.0%

The average UBE score total was 270.16; the required passing score was 270.

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