Bar Exam Study Break

Posted on 06-24-2014 by
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Every year during this time, thousands of students are frantically studying for the bar exam that they must take in order to pursue their legal careers. With so much riding on one single test, this can be a very stressful time for recent law grads. In light of this, we thought we’d provide a light-hearted post outlining some interesting bar exam statistics as well as some crazy laws that still exist today. Who knows, they could be on the bar exam!

Here are a few fun facts from 2013 put out by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

  • In July of 2013, nearly 60,000 students took the bar exam. Of those 60,000, approximately 72% of them passed.
  • Iowa test takers dominated the exam with a whopping pass rate of 92%. Go Iowans!
  • Louisiana was less fortunate as only 53% passed. (While not a state, Washington DC test takers actually did worse with less than half of all test takers passing the exam. OUCH!)
  • New York had the most examinees with almost 12,000 test takers. California was a close second with nearly 9,000 test takers.

While we understand taking the bar is a very serious matter, which causes angst for so many graduates, we thought we would provide some fun and crazy laws that still exist today. We even made a quiz question, which you can take here >>.

If you are studying for the exam, we highly doubt you will see any questions on the bar over these weird laws, but you never know.

  • In Arizona, it is illegal to feed garbage to pigs unless you first get a permit.
  • In California, it is forbidden to eat a frog that dies in a frog-jumping contest.
  • In New Hampshire, collecting seaweed at night is a violation and could lead to an unspecified punishment.

To see the above three laws and many more, please visit this post. Also, if you are up for the challenge, take our poll question to find out which law is fake and which law is real.


Ralph Windle
Ralph Windle
Posted on : 25 Jun 2014 9:53 PM

In reference to the Business Insider link/post above... I wonder if there is case law in Ohio defining "adequate supply" of toilet paper?  Guess I need to do a Lexis Advance search on the topic! :-)

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