Thursday, January 13, 2011

Loyola achieves 84% passage rate for July 2010 California Bar Exam

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles' July 2010 California Bar Examination pass rate for first-time takers was 84 percent, nine percentage points above the 75 percent pass rate for first-time takers from all ABA-accredited schools in California. Loyola improved its margin over the average by 50 percent versus 2009. And Loyola Law School graduates represented the largest group of successful first-time takers with 297 alumni passing.

According to State Bar of California statistics, Loyola's first-time pass rate ranked it just above the UCLA School of Law, with a first-time pass rate of 83 percent; the University of California, Hastings, which had a first-time pass rate of 81 percent; and the University of California, Davis, which also had an 81-percent pass rate.

"Our curriculum - dominated by clinics, externships, skills classes and specialized courses - is designed to prepare students to hit the ground running. And the latest bar exam results reflect that," said Dean Victor Gold. "We congratulate our alumni as they embark on careers as practicing attorneys.

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