calendar_today April 19 2024, By Pieper Bar Review


Updated April 19 2024. Originally published April 19 2024

As the days of April pass, anticipation mounts among aspiring attorneys awaiting the results of the February bar exam administered by the New York Board of Law Examiners. For countless law school graduates, this marks a pivotal moment in their professional journey, the culmination of years of study, sacrifice, and dedication.  To pass the exam itself, candidates must navigate through a series of challenging essays, multiple-choice questions, and performance tests, all designed to evaluate their readiness to enter the legal profession.

Now, the examinees find themselves on edge, eagerly awaiting news of their performance. The New York Board of Law Examiners does not provide a date for the release of the results, rather, the results appear unannounced in the candidates’ email at some point in the final weeks of April.

The wait for results can be a period of intense anxiety. Each passing day brings with it a mixture of hope and apprehension as candidates reflect on their performance, second-guessing answers and analyzing every detail of the exam experience. For some, the wait can feel interminable, a seemingly endless limbo between the completion of the exam and the announcement of results.

Yet, amidst the uncertainty, there is also a sense of camaraderie among those who have shared in the journey. Across social media platforms and online forums, examinees come together to offer support, share experiences, and provide encouragement to one another during this challenging time. In the face of uncertainty, this sense of community serves as a reminder that no candidate is alone in their anxieties and aspirations.

The results are due any day now.  Over the past three years they were released on:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Friday, April 13, 2022, and 

Friday, April 21, 2023

In the coming days, the announcement of the February bar exam results will bring clarity to the journey of these aspiring attorneys. For some, it will mark the beginning of a new chapter in their legal careers, while for others, it may represent a moment of reflection and recalibration. Yet, whatever the outcome, one thing remains certain—the journey towards becoming a lawyer is a testament to the resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment of those who dare to pursue their passion for the law.


Phote Credit:  Andrea Piacquadio