Bar Passage Rates

Historical Results for Pennsylvania 

Class  First-time Pass Rate
in July (in PA)
Ultimate Bar Pass Rate
(after two years)
2008 97.0%  
2009 88.0%  
2010 86.5%  
2011 82.2%  
2012 85.9%  
2013 82.4%  
2014 91.5%  
2015 75.0% 90.2%
2016 91.96% 96.7%
2017 90.74% 93.16%


86.73% Expected after Feb 2020 results posted


87.88% Expected after Feb 2021

At Duquesne Law, we pride ourselves on our robust bar passage rates.  As shown here, an overwhelming majority of our graduates pass a bar examination on their first attempt.  Duquesne's Bar Studies Team continues to support graduates who were unsuccessful on their first attempt post-graduation.  Duquesne Law's two-year cumulative Bar Passage success rates for applicant to bar exams in Pennsylvania and other states are listed below.  Graduates who pass a bar exam more than two-years post-graduation are not included in these numbers.

Learn More

Read about the 2019 Pennsylvania Bar Examination results.

Learn about how our Bar Studies offerings. 

View the American Bar Association law school data for Duquesne University School of Law.

View the ABA Standard 2018 509 Information Report