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902 Applicants Pass July 2014 Bar Exam

The Ohio Supreme Court released the July 2014 Ohio Bar Examination results today. The exam was administered on July 29-31 in Columbus. It was the first time the test was administered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center after years of taking place at the Veterans Memorial, which is closing.

Out of 1,173 applicants who sat for the exam, 902 (76.9 percent) received passing scores; out of 1,055 first-time test takers, 81 percent received passing scores. Of the two annual bar exams, more attorney hopefuls take the July exam than the exam in February.

View a complete list of names and addresses of the successful applicants.

The number of July test takes has increased in the past two years, but passage rates are fairly consistent, in the range of 81 to 83 percent for the past five years:

  • 2013 - 1,034 of the 1,255 passed, an 82.4 percent passing rate.
  • 2012 - 977 of 1,209 passed; 80.8 percent
  • 2011 - 959 of 1,176 passed; 81.6 percent
  • 2010 - 987 of 1,192 passed; 82.8 percent
  • 2009 -  957 out of 1,177 passed; 81.3 percent

The oath of office will be administered to successful applicants who have also satisfied all of the Ohio Supreme Court’s other requirements for admission. The oath will be administered during two special public sessions of the Ohio Supreme Court at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, November 17, at The Ohio Theatre, 39 East State Street, Columbus.

The oath will be administered to eligible applicants from The Ohio State University, Capital University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky University at 10:30 a.m. At 2 p.m., the oath of office will be administered to eligible applicants from Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Toledo, Ohio Northern University, University of Akron, and other out-of-state law schools.