ASU Law Records State’s Highest Bar Exam Passage Rate

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Boasts Highest Passage Rate in State

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Recently released results of the February Arizona Bar exam show ASU Law graduates once again led the state with an 88.4 percent passage rate among first-time exam takers, more than 20 percent higher than the state's overall passage rate of 65.9 percent.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University holds the state’s highest bar exam passage rate.

Recently released results of the February Arizona Bar exam show ASU Law graduates once again led the state with an 88.4 percent passage rate among first-time exam takers, more than 20 percent higher than the state's overall passage rate of 65.9 percent.

Cory Tyszka, who graduated last December and passed the February bar exam, credits the ASU Law curriculum and professors for preparing her for the bar.

“Having learned from ASU Law how to ‘think like a lawyer,’ I walked into the bar exam feeling well prepared to handle any question the bar might throw at me,” she said. “I walked out of the exam feeling confident that I had passed, knowing I had a solid foundation of both legal knowledge and legal writing skills.”

Many ASU Law graduates will be admitted to the State Bar during a swearing-in ceremony at the Arizona Supreme Court, June 3. Justice Rebecca Berch of the Arizona Supreme Court will administer the oath.

In an economy in which law school graduates are having a difficult time getting jobs in the legal field, ASU Law is recording success in postgraduate job placements.

ASU Law was No. 14 among all law schools, No. 5 among public law schools, and No. 1 in the state in placing graduates in substantive jobs in the legal field, according to data collected by the American Bar Association.

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