Mason Law Graduates Achieve Highest Virginia Bar Pass Rate

Posted: December 12, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason law alumni who sat for the July 2007 Virginia Bar Exam continued the School of Law’s tradition of passing by a greater percentage than the state average. Nearly 120 Mason graduates took the July exam, and the result was the highest pass rate of any Virginia law school.

Among all who took the exam, Mason graduates scored nearly 17 percentage points higher than the state average passage rate, with an overall passage rate of 88.8 percent versus a state overall passage rate of 71.9 percent.

Those alumni who took the bar exam for the first time scored higher than the state average passage rate for first-time takers by 15 percentage points. Mason law alumni taking the exam for the first time passed at a rate of 93.2 percent versus the state’s first-time average passage rate of 78.2 percent.

This article appeared in a slightly different format on the School of Law web site.

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