Over 70% Of Whittier Law School Graduates Pass California Bar Exam On First Attempt

COSTA MESA, Calif. – Nov. 27, 2012 – Whittier Law School graduates who took the July 2012 California State Bar Examination for the first time passed at a rate of 70.21%, an increase of 14% over Whittier Law School’s July 2011 results.

This is the highest first-time bar pass rate achieved by Whittier Law School graduates since 1998, with the exception of 2008. In addition, 78% of Whittier’s first-time out-of-state test takers passed the bar exam in another state. The California bar will release a list of each school’s passage rate in the next month.

“Two years ago we significantly changed our bar preparation program, and this year’s passage rate shows the first evidence of its success,” said Tina Schindler, Director of Bar Preparation. “Moreover, we have yet to see the full effect of the revised program. As our future classes advance through the new program, we are
optimistic that we will see even greater gains.”

Whittier Law School will hold a swearing-in ceremony and reception for new members of the California bar on Monday, December 3 at 5 pm in Room 1.

About Whittier Law School
Founded nearly 50 years ago and accredited by the American Bar Association since 1978, Whittier Law School offers a practical, hands-on legal education with experiences in the legal field to prepare lawyers for today’s practice. Whittier Law School is located at 3333 S. Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, California.

Contact: Judy DeVine, Director of Communications, Whittier Law School: (714) 444-4141 ext. 131, jdevine@law.whittier.edu.

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