In summary, the overall pass rate was 59.41%, with first-time takers topping off at 69.96%. Congratulations to the College of William & Mary and Regent University law schools for having the highest statistical passage rate among first-time takers (100.00%), and to the University of Virginia and George Mason University law schools for having the highest overall passage rates (72.73% and 72.00%, respectively).
Please note that there are two pass lists. If your name is on the first list -- Pass List One -- then you met all requirements and are licensed as of today. If your name is on the second list -- Pass List Two -- then you achieved a passing score on the bar exam, but other outstanding requirements in your file remain (e.g., the MPRE exam). Names on Pass List Two are not licensed as of today.
To those examinees who did not pass, I will post more soon. In the meantime, the important thing to remember is that today's news is a setback -- that is all. Not passing is not a reflection of your abilities or your potential as an attorney. With the right combination of strategy, discipline and restraint, you will pass in July. Keep the faith!
Admissions Ceremony Information
For more information, click here. If you wish to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Virginia (and all lower courts), the admissions ceremony will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in downtown Richmond on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The VBBE will send successful applicants a packet of information within the next few days. Be sure to notify the VBBE of any address changes.