Possible Errors in NCBEX Data

For my recent piece on The Am Law Daily, I compared the number of bar admits in each state (taken from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBEX)) to the number of estimated annual job openings (taken from CareerOneStop, aka state governments). My attention has been drawn to the fact that the NCBEX might have used the number of bar exam takers for the number of bar admits by examination, meaning a larger number of people were admitted to some states than took their bar exams that year.

Case in point: Nevada.

Nevada Bar Exams Nevada Bar Admits on Motion

The same thing occurs in Montana and Utah for 2011 but not for 2012. Montana might be a fluke because so few people take the bar there.

In 2012, Nevada’s number of bar admits by examination is about the same as the number of exam takers, meaning the mistake might have been carried over to the next year.

I’ve contacted the NCBEX but will not receive a reply until next week.



    1. NYU, under the leadership of President John Sexton, looks like a real estate developer in drag as a university.

      And you wonder why I’m a land-taxer. Also, can I get an $800,000 annual pension?

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