160 Candidates Pass Winter 2019 Washington State Bar Exam | April 13, 2019
SEATTLE, WA [April 13, 2019] — The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) announced that 160 candidates passed the Uniform Bar Exam administered in February 2019.
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, and includes multiple choice, essay and performance questions.
The other required component of the Washington Bar Exam is an exam on professional responsibility (the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam or MPRE). 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 prelicensing 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.
Winter 2019 Washington State Bar Exam Statistics:
Overall Pass Rates
|APR 6 Law Clerk||3||7||10||30.%|
|Foreign Common Law Attorney||2||2||4||50%|
|Non-ABA JD/ABA LLM||1||3||4||25%|
|APR 6 Law Clerk||2||0||2||100%|
|Foreign Common Law Attorney||1||0||1||100%|
|Non-ABA JD/ABA LLM||0||1||1||0%|
|APR 6 Law Clerk||1||7||8||12.5%|
|Foreign Common Law Attorney||1||2||3||33.3%|
|Non-ABA JD/ABA LLM||1||2||3||33.3%|
The average UBE score total was 269.30; the required passing score was 270.
About the Washington State Bar Association
The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the Bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system; and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities. The Bar’s mission is to serve the public and its members, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.