The February California bar exam results were released to the public this morning, with exam-takers hearing of their fate on Friday night (hope you all had a good weekend).
While it'll be 4-6 weeks before the State Bar releases the in-depth data and school by school analysis, there is one interesting bit of news: this sitting of the exam saw the second-lowest number of passers in 23 years. When you compare that to the July 2008 exam, which saw the highest number of passers in 11 years, you gotta wonder about the bipolar nature of it all. The February exam normally sees a lower passage rate than the July one, but from best in 11 years to second-worst in 23? Whoa.