Whittier Law School Grads Achieve Second Highest Bar Pass Rate in Almost 20 Years of School’s History

Nearly 77% of first-time test takers pass February 2014 Bar Exam

COSTA MESA, Calif. – May 20, 2014 – Yesterday the results of the February 2014 State Bar of California were released. Whittier Law School, the most diverse law school in California, recorded the second highest passage rate in nearly 20 years of the school’s history.

Taking the February 2014 General Bar Exam for the first time, 76.47% of Whittier Law School graduates passed. The overall passage rate for first-time takers of the February 2014 exam is 69% for California ABA-accredited schools, which Whittier Law School bested by more than seven points.

Overall, 45.3 percent of the applicants passed the exam statewide. The California State Bar Exam is administered twice a year, and is generally regarded as among the toughest bar exams in the country.

“Our students worked exceptionally hard and we’re very proud of their success,” said Tina Schindler, Director of Bar Preparation. “In fact, those students who fully participated in the Whittier Law Bar Prep program passed at a rate of 85%, so I feel very good about the program we offer to our students.”

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. U.S. News and World Report ranks Whittier Law School the third most diverse law school in the nation. The school is located in Orange County, California. For more information, visit www.law.whittier.edu or call (714) 444-4141 ext. 131.

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